Gil Manzano in a match between Valencia and Barça in LaLiga


How has it been for FC Barcelona and Real Madrid with Gil Manzano?

Published:9/04/2021 - 17:31h

Updated:9/04/2021 - 18:04h

Gil Manzano will direct his second LaLiga Classic, but he is already an old acquaintance of both FC Barcelona and Real Madrid, with a great track record

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The Classical lived a change of last hour. Mateu Lahoz, that had been chosen to be the main referee of the crash between the Real Madrid and FC Barcelona, this Saturday from the 21:00 hours, suffered a muscular injury that makes him impossible to be present in the party in Alfredo Gave Stefano. In his place, will be Gil Manzano, the referee that directed the clash of the season 2014-2015, that won the group directed by Carlo Ancelotti.

In that opportunity, in Santiago Bernabéu, the Madrid imposed with a marker of 3-1 and an upper image to the one of the blaugrana, especially in the last stretch of the party. Neymar Jr. It had advanced to the Barça in the first part, to the 3 minutes, but finally the deconcentration and errors punished to the group culé. I hammered it caused a penal happened the half hour of the clash and Cristiano Ronaldo did not forgive from the eleven metres. In the second part, Pepe and Karim Benzema were the attendants to increase the difference so that the three points remained in Madrid.


It was the first Classical of Gil Manzano, but no the first time that directed a party of the Real Madrid or FC Barcelona. To the madridistas has him pitado in 31 opportunities, with a very positive balance for the ones of the Spanish capital. They add 25 victories, three ties and three defeats. To the Barça has him pitado fewer parties, 20 in total, with 11 triumphs for the blaugrana, five ties and four defeats.

In this season, has directed three parties of the Madrid, with a victory in front of the Athletic of Bilbao (with expulsion to Raúl García included), a tie in front of the Real Sociedad and defeat in front of Valencia, in which him pitó three penal to the group 'ché'. To the ones of Koeman, by his part, has them pitado in two opportunities, with a tie (in front of the Seville, by 1-1) and another defeat, in the Supercopa of Spain.

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The extremeño directed the final of the Supercopa of Spain, the past month of January, between the Athletic of Bilbao and FC Barcelona, that the 'lions' carried after a traced back in the last minutes of the statutory time. In this party, individual errors and the disconnection in the played to unemployed balloon carried to the ones of Marcelino to raise the trophy in Andalucia.

In addition to the defeat, the Barça finished the party with ten players in the terrain. Messi, that had happened unobserved in the party, 'tired' of the lacking constants of the players of Bilbao and, in the extra time, enzarzó with Asier Villalibre during a career to the area and gave him a manotazo that hit in the player bilbaíno throwing him to the floor.

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