Clattenburg to ref CL final

Englishman Mark Clattenburg will referee the Champions League final between Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid later this month.

The 41-year-old has been chosen by UEFA´s Referees Committee to take charge of European club football´s biggest game on May 28, completing a cup final double as he will have been in the middle for the FA Cup final between Crystal Palace and Manchester United seven days previously.

Clattenburg will be joined in Milan by an all-English team with Jake Collin and Simon Beck, his regular assistants, also selected and Anthony Taylor and Andre Marriner the assistants behind the goal.

Stuart Burt completes the English contingent as the reserve assistant referee at the San Siro, while Viktor Kassai, a Hungarian, is the fourth official.

County Durham-born Clattenburg has officiated in six Champions League games this season and refereed the semi-final first leg between Atletico Madrid and Bayern Munich at the Vicente Calderon last month.

Meanwhile, Swedish referee Jonas Eriksson, 42, will be in charge of the 2016 Europa League final between Sevilla and Liverpool in Basel next week.

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