UEFA have picked Serbian Milorad Mazic to referee the Champions League final between Liverpool and Real Madrid in Kiev on May 26
Mazic has refereed five matches in the Champions League already this season, including one during the qualification rounds. He has issued 18 yellow cards at an average of 3.6 per game.
He last took charge of Liverpool in March 2016 when Jurgen Klopp’s men secured a 1-1 draw at Old Trafford, which saw them progress past Manchester United 3-1 on aggregate to reach the last 16 of the Europa League.
The 45-year-old refereed Real at the start of last season, sending off Sevilla’s Timothee Kolodziejczak before the Bernabeu outfit won the UEFA Super Cup 3-2 in extra time.
He was also in charge of England for Sam Allardyce’s only game as manager when Liverpool midfielder Adam Lallana scored a last-minute winner in a 1-0 victory over Slovakia, after Martin Skrtel was given a red card.
Another Mazic red card saw defender Pepe dismissed in the 2014 World Cup match between Portugal and Germany, during which Real icon Cristiano Ronaldo was seen venting his frustration towards the ref.