Martínez Munuera partido

THE REFEREE, APPOINTED FOR THE MATCH OF THE SEASON

More controversy! Martínez Munuera, from the unusual red card to Vitor Roque to Madrid-Girona

Published:8/02/2024 - 16:14h

Updated:9/02/2024 - 04:28h

LaLiga could have its most decisive match of the season this weekend and the RFEF has decided to appoint for that match surely the referee who is most at the center of the controversy right now

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The Spanish football, and his arbitration in specific, is inside so much controversy that any decision is being analysed to the detail and the past weekend the FC Barcelona had to observe as they expelled him to Vitor Roque by double yellow after a second infringement more than debatable. The referee of that day was Juan Martínez Munuera, and in a species of reward by a possible mistake, the RFEF has decided to designate him to be in which it can be the most important party of the season in LaLiga.

And it is that this Thursday the Referee's Technical Committee has given to know the referees chosen to direct the parties of the next day and the Real Madrid-Girona, decisive for the title to the day of today, will have to a Martínez Munuera that comes to star the mentioned with Vitor Roque. Like this, the Federation has not done more than continuing adding controversial to a season in which they seem inagotables, and especially with a so irregular performance of his referees.

The RFEF seems to take decisions desconectadas of the reality

So much it is so there is not a clear reading of if it receives a prize or simply can not exist a better option, having besides in account that Martínez Munuera is far to be a referee that the Madrid see with good eyes for a so important meeting in his aspirations to the title. Until the moment the referee of 41 years has pitado to the white team in 36 occasions, with 22 victories, seven ties and the same quantity of defeats.

A party that could follow increasing the controversy with the arbitration

Inside this record exists a played very remembered by the Madrid, in a duel in front of the Seville of the season 2020-21, contested in Valdebebas. The controversy arrived 1-1 in the marker, when pitó a penalti favourable to the whites committed on Karim Benzema, but the referee attended to the VAR and finished signalling penalti in favour of the Seville by a previous hand of Eder Militao and finally the Seville advanced in the marker.

To the margin of this, and going much more in the time, it is necessary to remember that it always has been a name linked with the madridismo. His roots come from of a family very merengue. In fact, his father is the founder of the crag of the Real Madrid in Benidorm, his natal village. That is a situation that has received a lot of criticisms in the past, and that depending on his performance this weekend in Santiago Bernabéu, also will go back it to be.

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