UEFA has appointed Clement Turpin as the referee for the Champions League final, which will be played at the Stade de France on 28 May. The Frenchman will be accompanied by four other Ligue 1 referees.
A tricolor referee at the Stade de France, the symbol is strong. UEFA this Wednesday appointed Clement Turpin as the chief referee for the Champions League final, to be held on 28 May at the Dionysian enclosure. On his side, four other Ligue 1 referees: Nicolas Danos and Cyril Gringor and Benot Bastien, as fourth official. Heading VAR will be his compatriot, Jerome Brissard, who will be assisted by Willy Delajode (France) and two Italians, Massimiliano Irati and Filippo Meli.
Already referees of the Europa League final last season
The 39-year-old Frenchman, an international referee since 2010, will referee his first Champions League final as a fourth official in the 2018 final. Last season he refereeed in the Europa League final.
The Frenchman has been whistling several C1 meetings this season: Chelsea-Real Madrid in first leg of quarter-finals, Bayern-Salzburg in the return round of 16 or even Villarreal-Atlanta, Barcelona-Dynamo Kyiv, AC Milan-Porto and Porto-Atlético during the group stage. Most recently, he also officiated during the 2022 World Cup play-offs during Italy’s elimination against North Macedonia (0-1).
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