chosen one UEFA appoint Champions League ref and Liverpool have dreadful record under him
Columbus|May. 14, 2019
Damir Skomina has been appointed referee for next month’s Tottenham vs Liverpool Champions League final.
It will be Skomina’s fifth European Cup match this season, having overseen two group stages matches – including Liverpool’s defeat of Napoli – and two in the round of 16.
His most recent fixture was Manchester United’s incredible 3-1 win in Paris that knocked PSG out of the Champions League. Skomina awarded the Red Devils a late penalty after a VAR review which Marcus Rashford scored to complete United’s comeback victory.
The 42-year-old had also previously refereed United’s Europa League final win over Ajax in 2017, as well as Chelsea’s 4-1 defeat by Atletico Madrid in the 2012 Super Cup.
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He was the first referee to send off an England goalkeeper when he showed Robert Green a red card in a 1-0 defeat in Ukraine in 2009.
He has previously officiated a Tottenham match three times, while Liverpool have had Skomina as their appointed referee on five occasions.
And their record with the Slovenian involved is remarkably poor, with the aforementioned defeat of Napoli this season their first ever win.
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