Spain and in general, the world of football is preparing to live one of the duels of the season, the meeting that takes all the spotlights around the world. Real Madrid vs Barcelona, the Classic. The commitment will take place next Saturday, April 10 and a few hours after its start a new withdrawal was confirmed, the referee assigned for the match, Mateu lahoz, was changed at the last minute, what happened?
«The Arbitration Committee of the Professional Competition (CACP) has changed the appointment of the referee Antonio due to muscle injury Mateu lahoz, the official originally appointed to direct the match between Real Madrid CF and FC Barcelona on matchday 30 of the First Division. “, said the press release published by the Royal Spanish Football Federation.
The one assigned for this duel will be Jesus Gil Manzano, one of the best centers of Spanish nationality for the UEFA. Despite this recognition, the referee has only whistled one Clásico in his entire career, he did so in the 2014-2015 season at the Santiago Bernabéu and beat the venue with a score of 3-1. To this is added another curiosity, he is the only one who has expelled Messi and Luis Suarez.
The referee Mateu Lahoz came from directing the first leg of the quarterfinals of the Champions League between the PSG and the Bayern Munich in Germany. In the next few hours it is expected to know more details of the injury that took him away from the commitment and when he will be back on the pitch to referee commitments in Spain and the rest of Europe.
«Then it is understood that Madrid has already exhausted one of the exchange windows and will only be able to do 4 during the match, Gil Manzano is the best referee in Spain and that is why he has only whistled one Clásico in his career, This is an award for whistling 3 penalties to Madrid in a game. If you follow that line you will have more prizes “, some of the reactions of LaLiga fans after hearing the news.