If the Europa League final peaked in a pulsating first half, the CL final got better and better during the second half reaching its climax in stoppage-time, when Juve sent all their troops forward with nothing to lose at 1-2, thus letting Barça wrap it up with a third goal.
Mr. Çakir rose to the occasion. The most entertaining second half is very much due to his magnificent application of the advantage rule, which let the game flow and gave the players no respite to be misused for acrimonious behaviour. He was also not too hasty in showing the yellow card - just three times and all for good reason (Vidal - the worst culprit - 11', Pogba, 41', Suarez, 70' - the sole instance where the ref decided to rob a team of an advantage, Juve, in order to brandish a card to a player of the opposite team). Bonucci was lucky enough not to be booked as he was second to none but Vidal in serial fouling (and undoubtedly first in claiming innocence whenever he was penalised). There were three instances of contention during the almost 100 minutes of play. In the 35th minute Pogba seemed to be fouled about 17 metres from Barça's goal with the referee not reacting to the incident. In the second half, during the short period of the two teams being level at 1-1, Pogba and Alves fell inside the Barcelona penalty-area when the ball was delivered towards them. Again, Çakir didn't react, and I'm pretty sure he was 100% right in being silent as Pogba leaned backwards towards Alves rather than Alves pullin the Juve player. The ball was cleared away from the penalty-area. The third instance happened three minutes after Suarez scored Barcelona's second goal, and one minute after he was booked. Neymar scored what could have been a third goal for the Catalan team. The referee and ar Duran (the other ar was Ongun, who had a better game than Duran) saw nothing wrong, but aar Göçek intervened seeing that the ball coming off Neymar's header inadvertently hit his arm before crossing the goal-line. I'm sure there was no intention, and it was purely accidental, but it is sensible referees try to avoid any controversy in cases like this one (though, had it been a defender in a similar situation, the same aar might have decided, correcly, that it was not a deliberate hand-ball and wouldn't have awarded a penalty-kick). However, Barcelona having been denied of a third goal in a crucial moment didn't complain for too long, as players tend to interpret hand-ball whenever a ball hits a player's arm... Saying all that doesn't diminish whatsoever the polished performance the ref administered through the whole contest.