German’s Felix Brych appointed Champions League final referee

German Felix Brych has been appointed referee for next month’s UEFA Champions League final between Juventus and Real Madrid at the National Stadium of Wales in Cardiff on Saturday 3 June.

The 41-year-old was part of last summer’s UEFA EURO 2016 refereeing team. He was the man in the middle for the Sweden-Belgium and England-Wales group stage games as well as the quarter-final between Poland and Portugal.
Brych, who has been an international match official since 2007, has taken charge of five UEFA Champions League fixtures this season – including the round of 16 first leg between Porto and Juve – as well as the UEFA Europa League quarter-final first leg between Anderlecht and Manchester United.

Brych was also the referee for the 2014 UEFA Europa League final between Sevilla and Benfica in Turin.

Referee: Felix Brych (GER) Assistants: Mark Borsch, Stefan Lupp (both GER) Fourth official: Milorad Mažić (SRB) Additional assistants: Bastian Dankert, Marco Fritz (both GER) Reserve assistant referee: Rafael Foltyn (GER)
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