On the lawn of the Stade de France, in addition to Liverpool and Real Madrid, there will be another protagonist. The referee chosen for the most important match of the season is Clement Turpin. The entire refereeing team will be local, with the French assistants and VAR.
The referee, after last year's Europa League final, will have the honor of refereeing another final in the most important European competition. The 40-year-old Frenchman has been an international referee since 2010 and will officiate in his first UEFA Champions League final. Another fact: he was the fourth referee in the 2018 final that Real Madrid and Liverpool played.
Turpin has refereed seven Champions League games this season, including the first leg of the quarter-final between Chelsea and Real Madrid at Stamford Bridge.
In that confrontation, Madrid won 3-1.
In all the four previous duels that Turpin has seen whistle the white team in all these cases it has ended with a madridista victory. In the case of Liverpool, they recorded a victory and a draw for the 'Reds'.