Skomina to referee the Champions League final

Damir Skomina will referee the Champions League final for the first time after being selected to take charge of Tottenham's clash with Liverpool at the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium on June 1.

The Slovenian was at the centre of a controversial moment when awarding a disputed penalty to Manchester United in the Champions League round of 16 second-leg clash away to Paris St-Germain.

The call, which sealed an away goals success for United, infuriated PSG's Neymar, who was handed a three-game ban after calling the decision 'a disgrace' on social media.

Skomina has officiated in five Champions League and two Europa League matches this season and hasn't brandished a single red card.

Match in Focus

15:00 Sa 25May SKY

Newport Co v Tranmere

Home WinDrawAway Win
Key stats
  • Newport are unbeaten in 12 matches.
Expert verdict
Michael Flynn’s Newport headed into the playoffs as the fourth tier’s form side, securing seventh spot by finishing the season ten games unbeaten. Tranmere will know all too well about County’s disciplined defensive, having failed to score in both league meetings with them and, even with James Norwood leading the line, they look vulnerable.

 

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