Lewandowski after receiving a red card v Osasuna


Lewandowski will meet again in the Copa del Rey with his 'executioner'

Published:23/01/2023 - 14:52h

Updated:23/01/2023 - 14:52h

Everything has been defined for the quarterfinal match of the Copa del Rey between FC Barcelona and Real Sociedad, and that has included a controversial referee appointment

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The Spanish Federation of Football (RFEF) has informed this Monday that Jesús Gil Manzano will be the attendant to direct the quarter-finals of the Glass of the King between the FC Barcelona and the Real Sociedad of the next Wednesday (21.00 hours). Like this, Robert Lewandowski reencontrará with the referee that expelled him in The Sadar the past month November.

In fact, the Pole still drags in League the sanction of three meetings that supposed him that double yellow and will fulfil in Girona, this Saturday, his last day of punishment. To add him more controversial to the designation, the referee extremeño has in his have the expulsions of Luis Suárez, Neymar and Messi, three of the big 'cracks' culés of the last two decades.

The case of Lewandowski, that saw the second yellow in the minute 31, aggravated because in the referee's record collected the protest of the goleador blaugrana. "Once expelled, the player made twice a gesture of disapproval of the referee's decision, consistent in carrying the finger to the nose", described Gil Manzano. This was considered "despise" by the Committee of Competition, that sanctioned him with two extra parties.

"You are the referee that more has fucked us with difference", said him to the rest that night Gerard Hammered that it was in the bench of the Sadar, and also was expelled. It was the farewell like professional of the defence, that withdrew this day, a pair of nights after having it done on the field in the Camp Nou. The numbers reflect that the Barça only wins six of each ten parties with Gil Manzano and besides is the club that more red has received by part of the referee, with a total of 10.

Everything always very rare

In 2017 it did viral an image of the referee abandoning the installations of the Madrigal with a stock exchange with the shield of the Real Madrid. The Madrid, that lost 2-0, traced back that party in the last half hour. Precisely the Villarreal-Madrid of eighth of Glass (curiously also finish 2-3 with traced back) is the last party that has arbitrated Gil Manzano.

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