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The UEFA Champions League final is approaching fast, with the game set to be played on Saturday the 28th of May in Paris at 8pm (BST). The competition’s deciding match sees Liverpool taking on Real Madrid, a repeat of the 2018 final, where Gareth Bale helped his Real Madrid side win 3-1. So with this epic tie drawing near, here is who will be officiating the game at Saint-Denis's Stade de France:
UEFA have confirmed that Clément Turpin will referee this year's Champions League final, his first ever.
Although this may be his first experience at this level, Turpin does have many years of experience behind him, with the 39 year old Frenchman serving as an international referee since 2010. Turpin also acted as the fourth official in the 2018 final, as well as previously refereeing seven other Champions League matches. Turpin will feel comfortable in this cup final environment with him refereeing the UEFA Europa League final last year between Villarreal and Manchester United.
Turpin is regarded as one of the top referees in Ligue 1, being named ‘the best French referee’ by The French Football Federation (FFF) in 2016. In the matches he has officiated this season, Turpin has given out of 118 yellow cards and 10 red cards.
In the final, Turpin will be assisted by fellow Frenchman Nicolas Danos and Cyril Gringore, with Benoît Bastien acting as the fourth official. The VAR role has been assigned to a team of Jérôme Brisard (France), being supported by Willy Delajod (France) and Massimiliano Irrati and Filippo Meli (both Italian).