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County Durham man to referee Champions League final

Mark Clattenburg from Consett will referee the Champions League final on May 28 Credit: Mike Egerton/PA Wire.

Mark Clattenburg from County Durham has been appointed by UEFA to referee the Champions League final between Real Madrid and city rivals Atletico at the San Siro in Milan.

The 41-year-old from Consett officiated at the semi-final first leg between Atletico Madrid and Bayern Munchen.

Clattenburg, who has been an international referee since 2007 and will take charge of this season's FA Cup final on May 21, will be assisted by fellow Englishmen Simon Beck and Jake Collin in Milan.

UEFA confirmed the fourth official for the showpiece European tie on May 28 will be Hungarian Viktor Kassai, while the two additional assistant referees Anthony Taylor and Andre Marriner are also both from England.


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The Magpies need to win at Goodison Park, and are relying on either Arsenal or Tottenham to drop points in their games with West Brom and Fulham.

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