Italian official Rocchi to oversee UEFA Super Cup final

The experienced head of Gianluca Rocchi will be in charge of Real Madrid’s UEFA Super Cup meeting with Manchester United on August 8.

Played out in the Macedonian capital of Skopje, the Italian is to appear in his 73rd major European competition match, having refereed nine times in the Champions League and Europa League last season.

That included the Europa League semi-final first leg between Lyon and Ajax as well as knockout round return legs in the Champions League between Sevilla and Leicester City, and Monaco and Manchester City.

In addition, Rocchi was the fourth official as United beat Dutch rivals Ajax in the final in Stockholm.

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