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Soccer: Rizzoli to referee Champions League final

41-year old officiated Atletico-Fulham in Europe League 2010

Soccer: Rizzoli to referee Champions League final

(updates previous)Rome, May 20 - Italian referee Nicola Rizzoli will officiate at Saturday's Champions League final between Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich in London, UEFA said on Monday. Rizzoli will be assisted by his compatriots Renato Faverani and Andrea Stefani, European soccer's governing body said. The 41-year old has refereed on the international circuit since 2007 and oversaw the 2010 Europa League final between Atletico Madrid and English team Fulham that finished 2-1 with the Spanish club scoring in extra time. Rizzoli has officiated a total of 26 Champions League games, four this season including Malaga-Porto. Reserve assistant referee, Gianluca Cariolato, is also Italian.

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