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Turkish referee, Cuneyt Cakir, will take centre stage in the Champions League final between Barcelona and Juventus at the Olympic Stadium in Berlin on 6 June, UEFA has announced.

Cakir, 38, has been an international referee since 2006 and has officiated 70 Uefa matches throughout that period.

He has officiated three Europa Leagu matches and four in the elite league this season, including the last-16 first-leg tie between Paris St-Germain and Chelsea in Paris, as well as a ayers Munich’s 2-0 win at home to AS Roma in November.

Cuneyt Cakir Awarded a Straight Red Card to Nani During a Champions League Clash at Old Trafford in 2012-13 Season. Image: Getty.
Cuneyt Cakir Awarded a Straight Red Card to Nani During a Champions League Clash at Old Trafford in 2012-13 Season. Image: Getty.

Uefa said in a statement : “Çakir will be assisted by his countrymen Bahattin Duran and Tarik Ongun. The fourth official will be Jonas Eriksson from Sweden, and the two additional assistant referees, Hüseyin Göcek and Barış Şimşek, are also from Turkey. A Turkish reserve assistant referee – Mustafa Emre Eyisoy – completes the refereeing team.”

England’s Martin Atkinson will take charge of the Europa League final as defending champion Sevilla plays Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk at the National Stadium in Warsaw on 27 May.

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