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Chelsea vs Manchester City, Champions League: The final already has a designated referee

UEFA made official the announcement of the shortlist that will be in the big game

Antonio Miguel Mateu Lahoz will referee the final between Chelsea and Manchester City.
Antonio Miguel Mateu Lahoz will referee the final between Chelsea and Manchester City.

UEFA has appointed Spanish referee Antonio Miguel Mateu Lahoz this Wednesday to deliver justice in the Champions League final between Manchester City and Chelsea, while Frenchman Clement Turpin will perform the same task in the Europa League final between Villarreal and Manchester United.

Antonio Miguel Mateu Lahoz will referee the final between Chelsea and Manchester City. Photo: FC Barcelona.

The 44-year-old Spaniard, an international referee since 2011, will direct his first final in the top European competition, after serving as fourth official in the one between Liverpool and Tottenham two years ago. In this way, Mateu rounds off a great season, since he was also recently selected for the next Europe.

The Valencian will be accompanied on the bands by Pau Cebrián Devis and Roberto Díaz Pérez del Palomar, while Carlos del Cerro Grande will act as fourth referee and Alejandro José Hernández Hernández will be in charge of the VAR assisted by Juan Martínez Munuera, Íñigo Prieto López de Cerain and the Polish Pawel Gil.

For his part, Clemente Turpin, 38, has been an international referee since 2010 and will also be in charge of his first European final, after serving as fourth official in the 2018 Champions League final between Real Madrid and Liverpool.

Chelsea vs Manchester City, Champions League: Change the stadium of the final?

Although the announcement has not yet been made official by UEFA, from Europe they already assure that the Champions League final between Manchester City and Chelsea will finally be played in Lisbon and not in Istanbul. According to the Sky Sports chain, it will be the Estadio do Dragao in Lisbon that will host the final of the continental tournament, which was to be played in Istanbul, Turkey.

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