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Champions League final between Liverpool and Spurs to be refereed by Damir Skomina

Champions League final between Liverpool and Spurs to be refereed by Slovenian Damir Skomina.

  • UEFA’s committee decided Damir Skomina will take charge of the final on June 1
  • He was the man who overturned first ever Champions League goal using VAR
  • Skomina awarded the penalty that saw Manchester United beat PSG in March

By Amitai Winehouse For Mailonline
Published: 13:15 BST, 14 May 2019

Slovenia’s Damir Skomina will referee the Champions League final between Liverpool and Tottenham.

UEFA’s referees committee decided that Skomina will take charge of the final on June 1. He made history this season by overturning the first ever Champions League goal using VAR.

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Skomina has a history with English sides — he took charge of England against Belgium at the World Cup and the defeat against Iceland at Euro 2016.


Skomina awarded the controversial penalty that saw Manchester United overcome PSG.

The Slovenian also took charge of the 2017 Europa League final between Manchester United and Ajax, which Jose Mourinho’s side won.

The 42-year-old also officiated the 2012 Super Cup final between Chelsea and Atletico Madrid. Atletico won that game 4-1 courtesy of a Radamel Falcao masterclass.

Skomina has refereed Chelsea this season and was also the man who awarded the controversial penalty that saw United beat PSG in the Champions League.

He will be assisted by compatriots Jure Praprotnik and Robert Vukan. The fourth official will be Antonio Mateu Lahoz from Spain.

Danny Makkelie will be the video assistant referee, with assistance from Pol van Boekel, Felix Zwayer, and Mark Borsch.


He made history this season by overturning the first ever Champions League goal using VAR.

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