Arbitration and Spanish football will be present at the final of the Europe League. Not only for the fact of playing in the ESanchez Pizjuan Stadium. Also because the arbitration establishment will be at the meeting on May 18 at the Seville stadium. Two representatives of the arbitration group will be in the mobile unit located outside the Sevillian stadium from where the VAR of the grand final between Eintracht from Frankfurt and Glasgow Rangers.
They are the international Canarian referee Hernández Hernández and the assistant Roberto Díaz del Palomar. In the case of the first, it means his return to Seville where on April 23 he whistled the Cup final at the Cartuja Stadium between Betis and Valencia. Hernández Hernández is one of the best-regarded VAR assistants in UEFA and, in fact, is one of the Spanish candidates to be at the World Cup in Qatar next November. He was already as a VAR in the course organized by FIFA last January for UEFA field and VAR referees with options to be at the World Cup event in Qatar. In fact, he was already a VAR assistant for Mateu Lahoz in the 2021 Porto final between Chelsea and Manchester City. It will be his second final since the video arbitration room.
Roberto Díaz del Palomar was an assistant in the last Champions League final
Beside Hernandez Hernandez, The international assistant Roberto Díaz del Palomar will also be there. The international assistant, first with Undiano Mallenco and later with Mateu Lahoz, he will be the other companion in the VAR room of the Europa League final. The Vitorian well knows what it is to participate in a final because there are already two competition finals UEFA in which he has participated. The previous two were as assistant to Mateu Lahoz. First in the Europa League final and last season in the Champions League final in Porto where Chelsea from London lifted the trophy. Thus, it will be the third appointment of the Spanish, the second in the Europa League and the first in the VAR room.
Alexander and Robert They will accompany the Dutchman Paulus van Boekel and the Slovenian Jure Praprotnik who will be the VAR and AVAR of the Slovenian referee Vincic.