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The referee for the Champions League final has been announced.

Serbian official Milorad Mazic has been selected to take charge of Liverpool’s clash with Real Madrid on May 26 – the biggest game of the season for the two respective clubs.

Mazic will be assisted by compatriots Milovan Ristic, Dalibor Djurdjevic, with France’s Clement Turpin standing in as the fourth official.

A statement from UEFA read: “Mazic, 45, has been an international referee since 2009.
“This season, he has taken charge of four UEFA Champions League matches, as well as two UEFA Europa League encounters.
“He also refereed last year’s FIFA Confederations Cup final between Chile and Germany, as well as the 2016 UEFA Super Cup involving Real Madrid and Sevilla.”


Meanwhile, Dutchman Bjorn Kuipers has been appointed referee for the Europa League final between Atletico Madrid and Marseille in Lyon on May 16.

He was in charge of the 2013 Europa League final between Chelsea and Benfica, as well as the 2014 Champions League final involving Real and Atletico.

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