Massimo Busacca Named As Referee For Champions League Final

The Swiss officiator is the confirmed referee for Wednesday's showdown in Rome between Manchester United and Barcelona...

UEFA have confirmed that Swiss referee Massimo Busacca will be the man in charge for Wednesday evening's clash of two titans of the footballing world, Barcelona and Manchester United, in the Champions League final staged in Rome.

Busacca, 40, has extensive experience of refereeing, and was even the man in the middle when the two aforementioned teams met in Europe last year, in the semi-final.

He awarded Sir Alex Ferguson's side a penalty; which Cristiano Ronaldo went on to miss.

A statement on UEFA's official website read, "Busacca has been chosen by the UEFA Referees Committee to take charge of the Champions League final between Barcelona and Manchester United.

"[He] will be assisted by his fellow countrymen, assistant referees Matthias Arnet and Francesco Buragina. The fourth official will be Claudio Circhetta, also from Switzerland."

Busacca has officiated 77 UEFA fixtures, including 32 Champions League games. He was in charge for the 2006-07 UEFA Cup final that was contested between two Spanish sides; Espanyol and Sevilla.

Alan Dawson,