Pizarro Gómez, in a match between Villarreal and Granada


Controversial arbitration appointment for Intercity-Barça of the Copa del Rey

Published:1/01/2023 - 16:04h

Updated:1/01/2023 - 16:04h

Valentín Pizarro Gómez will be in charge of whistling the cup match between Intercity and Barça in the round of 32 of the Copa del Rey. The man from Madrid will not have the support of the VAR, which will be implemented from the quarterfinals

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The FC Barcelona will begin his career in a new edition of the Glass of the King the Wednesday 4 January in front of the Intercity in the round of 32. After a suffered tie in front of the Espanyol in the reinicio of LaLiga, marked by the controversial referee's performance to charge of Antonio Miguel Mateu Lahoz, the Barcelona team already knows the controversial designation of the referee that will give justice in the commitment copero.

It treats of the Madrilenian Valentín Pizarro Gómez, the one who previously already has pitado some commitments of the picture culé, although it will be the first opportunity in which will be doing it in the season 2022/23. The referee comes to suffer an injury that no him allowed be present during good part of the course, adding a total of 136 days of inactivity. After reincorporarse, will be present in the Intercity-Barça.

His antecedents with the Barça

Previously, Pizarro Gómez had coincided with the Barcelona in two opportunities. The first of them on 19 January 2020, shortly before the interruption owing to the sanitary crisis. In that then was to charge of the actions between the Barcelona and the Granada, in which the then directed by Quique Setién, the one who found in his debut like trainer culé, did with a victory by the minimum difference.

The second meeting that had to the Madrilenian giving justice in a party of the Barça took place on 24 January 2022, in a meeting in front of the Elche that finished with a victory by 0-2 for the team of Xavi Hernández. Now, Pizarro Gómez will be in his third crash of the culés, in which it will not have videoarbitraje, all time that this technology will begin to implement from the quarter-finals of the tournament.

His previous performances were not loaded of controversy and in both occasions the Barça obtained the victory. However, the last episodes controversiales that have had to the Barcelona as prejudiced have carried to the barcelonismo to house serious doubts on what could occur in the next commitments. In principle, it expects that Xavi do rotations and that the culés obtain a comfortable victory.

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