Kuipers, Brych to officiate at European finals

Dutch referee Bjorn Kuipers will officiate the Uefa Champions League final.

Dutch referee Bjorn Kuipers. Picture: Facebook.com

LONDON - Bjorn Kuipers of the Netherlands will referee the Champions League final between Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid in Lisbon on May 24, Uefa announced on Wednesday.

The 41-year-old Dutchman refereed last season's Europa League final between Benfica and Chelsea in Amsterdam.

This season's Europa League final between Benfica and Sevilla in Turin next Wednesday will be under the control of German referee Felix Brych.

The 38-year-old has taken charge of six Champions League matches this season, including the quarter-final first leg between Barcelona and Atletico.