The UEFA Referees Committee has announced that Antonio Miguel Mateu Lahoz will referee the 2021 UEFA Champions League final between Manchester City FC and Chelsea FC. The match is scheduled to be played on Saturday 29 May at 21:00 CET with the venue to be confirmed shortly.
The 44-year-old Spaniard, an international referee since 2011, will be taking charge of his first UEFA Champions League final, after serving as fourth official at the 2019 final between Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool FC in Madrid, Spain. He has officiated at six matches in the UEFA Champions League this season, including the quarter-final first-leg match between FC Bayern München and Paris Saint-Germain. Mateu Lahoz has also recently been selected as one of the referees for UEFA EURO 2020.
At the final, Mateu Lahoz will be assisted by countrymen Pau Cebrián Devis and Roberto Díaz Pérez del Palomar, while another Spaniard, Carlos del Cerro Grande, will be fourth official. The video assistant referee (VAR) role has been assigned to Alejandro José Hernández Hernández (Spain), and he will be accompanied by compatriots Juan Martínez Munuera and Íñigo Prieto López de Cerain. Pawel Gil (Poland) completes the VAR line-up.
2021 UEFA Champions League final refereeing team
Referee: Antonio Miguel Mateu Lahoz (Spain)
Assistants: Pau Cebrián Devis, Roberto Díaz Pérez del Palomar (both Spain)
4th official: Carlos del Cerro Grande (Spain)
VAR: Alejandro José Hernández Hernández (Spain)
VAR Assistants: Juan Martínez Munuera, Íñigo Prieto López de Cerain (both Spain), Pawel Gil (Poland)
The UEFA Referees Committee also announced that Frenchman Clément Turpin will referee the 2021 UEFA Europa League final between Villarreal CF and Manchester United FC, to be played at Gdańsk Stadium, Poland on Wednesday 26 May at 21:00 CET.
Turpin has been an international referee since 2010. This season, the 38-year-old has officiated at seven UEFA Champions League matches, as well as the UEFA Europa League round of 32 second-leg match between PSV Eindhoven and Olympiacos FC. Turpin will be involved in a major UEFA club competition final for the second time, after having been fourth official for the 2018 UEFA Champions League final between CF Real Madrid and Liverpool FC in Kyiv, Ukraine. He is also part of the group of referees selected for UEFA EURO 2020.
At this year’s UEFA Europa League final, Turpin will be assisted by compatriots Nicolas Danos and Cyril Gringore. The fourth official, Slavko Vinčić, is from Slovenia. The video assistant referee role has been assigned to François Letexier (France), and he will be aided by countrymen Jérôme Brisard and Benjamin Pages. Paulus van Boekel (Netherlands) completes the VAR line-up.
2021 UEFA Europa League final refereeing team
Referee: Clément Turpin (France)
Assistants: Nicolas Danos, Cyril Gringore (both France)
4th official: Slavko Vinčić (Slovenia)
VAR: François Letexier (France)
VAR Assistants: Jérôme Brisard, Benjamin Pages (both France), Paulus van Boekel (Netherlands)