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Soccer News of Tuesday, 19 May 2015


Cakir to referee Champions League final

The Champions League final between Barcelona and Juventus will be refereed by Turkish official Cuneyt Cakir.

The two sides compete for the continent's most prestigious trophy at the Olympiastadion in Berlin on June 6.

Uefa have confirmed that Cakir will officiate the clash between the two sides and will be assisted by his countrymen Bahattin Duran and Tarik Ongun, while Swedish referee Jonas Eriksson will be the fourth official.

This season, Cakir has refereed four Champions League games and three in the Europa League.

The 38-year-old was in charge of the first-leg of the second round tie between Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain and also took charge of the quarter-final second-leg between Napoli and Wolfsburg.

English referee Martin Atkinson has been announced as the referee who will take charge of the Europa League final between Sevilla and Dnipro.