NYON: Italy’s Gianluca Rocchi has been picked by the UEFA referees committee for the all-EnglishEuropa League final between Chelsea and Arsenal in Baku on May 29.
Rocchi, 45, has been an international referee since 2008 and this season has officiated at six Champions League matches. He was ‘fourth referee’ at the 2010 final between Atletico de Madrid and Fulham and the UEFA Europa League final between Ajax and Manchester United.
The same year, he was in charge of the UEFA Super Cup match between United and Real Madrid.
He will be assisted by compatriots Filippo Meli and Lorenzo Manganelli at the final in Baku, with Daniele Orsato taking the role of fourth official. The video assistant referee team will be led by Massimiliano Irrati, supported by Marco Guida, Szymon Marciniak, and Pawel Sokolnicki.
2019 UEFA Europa League final refereeing team:
Referee: Gianluca Rocchi (Italy)
Assistants: Filippo Meli, Lorenzo Manganelli (Italy)
Fourth official: Daniele Orsato (Italy)
VAR: Massimiliano Irrati (Italy)
VAR assistants: Marco Guida (Italy), Szymon Marciniak (Poland)
Offside VAR: Pawel Sokolnicki (Poland)