|'PLC' will observe 'Clatts' in the UCL Final © wikimedia commons, user: Олег Дубина|
Pierluigi Collina (picture above) of Italy, former 6 times the World's Best Referee and today's UEFA Chief Refereeing Officer, will observe Mark Clattenburg and his team in their Champions League final at the end of May. The 56-year old has already observed Clattenburg in last season's Champions League semifinals between Bayern München and FC Barcelona. Pertti Alaja of Finland will be the UEFA Delegate.
A few days earlier, Scotland's Hugh Dallas, UEFA Vice Chief Refereeing Officer, will observe and assess Jonas Eriksson's performance in Basel's Europa League final. The 58-year old, who himself officiated the UEFA Cup Final in 1999, last met Eriksson (as his observer) in the Champions League 2013/14 clash between Manchester City and FC Barcelona. Czech Rudolf Repka will delegate the match.
Back at 2002 World Cup, Collina and Dallas were both selected for the final between Germany and Brazil in Yokohama - the Italian as the referee, the Scotsman as the fourth official.
In addition, Swedish UEFA Referee Committee member Bo Karlsson will observe Katalin Kulcsár and her crew in the Women's Champions League final.