Gil Manzano expels to Messi in the Supercopa


Change of referee! Mateu Lahoz is injured and Gil Manzano will direct the Clásico

Published:9/04/2021 - 11:53h

Updated:9/04/2021 - 11:53h

The Royal Spanish Football Federation announced this Friday that Mateu Lahoz, the referee who was going to direct the Clásico between Madrid and Barça, has been injured. In his place will referee the duel Gil Manzano, who expelled Leo Messi in the Super Cup

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The Real Spanish Federation of Football confirmed this past Thursday the election of Mateu Lahoz like attendant of pitar the Classical ​ of LaLiga this Saturday. Finally, after a lot of rumours, would be the referee of the Valencian school the attendant to arbitrate this partidazo between the two bigger teams of Spain. Besides, the RFEF announced to Soto Big like collegiate attendant of the VAR.

However, the own RFEF has had to desdecir only a day afterwards and has announced that finally it will not be Mateu the one who pite the Real Madrid-FC Barcelona. The Federation has announced that the one of Valencia has suffered a muscular injury of last hour that will prevent him be in the meeting. In his place will be Jesús Gil Manzano, that will be finally the referee of this crash. Soto Big will follow being in the VAR, by what here there are not changes.

In a principle, the referee extremeño went to rest this day to the not having assigned any party assigned. However, this unlucky injury of last hour will do that have work this weekend. A good news for him, but a penalty for Mateu Lahoz, that at the end goes to remain without directing the one who went to be the sixth Classical of his sportive career. The Valencian will have to expect to the next campaign if it wants to arbitrate this historical duel.

By part of Gil Manzano, this Classical will be the second of his path like referee. The one of Don Benito was the judge in the Madrid-Barça of the season 2014/2015, where the madridistas won by 3-1 with Carlos Ancelotti in the bench. Since, the pacense has not gone back to direct any meeting of these dimensions, by what surely will have many win that it arrive this Saturday.

The Barça is not happy with Gil Manzano

The referee of Extremadura has arbitrated to the whites in 31 occasions, with 25 triumphs, three ties and three defeats. To the Barça has him pitado 20 times, with 11 victories, five ties and four defeats. It is evident that the balance of the Catalans is much more negative that the one of the merengues, by what is likely that in the City Condal are not at all satisfied with this change of last hour.

Besides, in Barcelona still remember the final of the Supercopa of Spain of this campaign. Gil Manzano was the judge in this duel in front of the Athletic Club and went the attendant to expel to Leo Messi for assaulting to Asier Villalibre. It was the first referee in showing him the red to the Argentinian in all his career. But further of the red, that was indisputable, in the Barça remained very annoying with his performance by his permissiveness with the footballers bilbaínos. It will be necessary to see which raisin in this occasion.

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