Decision of the Spanish Football Federation, referee Jose Maria Sanchez Martinez will control the El Clasico match between Barcelona and Real Madrid this weekend.
Barcelona won 3/4 of El Clasico when referee Sanchez Martinez started
The most notable focus of the 10th round of La Liga this weekend is the El Clasico match between Barcelona and Real Madrid at Camp Nou. A few hours ago, the Spanish Football Federation announced the list of referees to control this match. Arrested is the referee Jose Maria Sanchez Martinez, one of the best football kings of Spain at the moment.
Mr. Jose Maria Sanchez Martinez has been in charge since 2000. After 4 years, this king of the pitch was given the opportunity to debut in La Liga and became a FIFA referee from 2017. Up to now, he has played 123 matches. playing on duty in La Liga. In particular, in the 2019-20 season, Jose Maria Sanchez Martinez was honored to receive the best referee award in Spain.
Referee Jose Maria Sanchez Martinez is considered a good omen for Barcelona. In the past, this 38-year-old king of the field used to control 4 El Clasico matches. As a result, the Catalan team had 4 triumphal songs.
So far, referee Jose Maria Sanchez Martinez has controlled 24 matches with the participation of Barcelona. As a result, Blaugrana had 19 victories and only 3 defeats (won 19, drew 2, lost 3). Barcelona’s win rate when this referee takes the whistle is 79%. Meanwhile, Real Madrid’s win rate when referee Jose Maria Sanchez Martinez is in charge is only 56% (won 13/23 matches).
In La Liga this season, referee Jose Maria Sanchez Martinez has had 4 games on duty. As a result, he drew 24 yellow cards and 1 penalty blow. In the El Clasico match this weekend, another prestigious Spanish referee, Gonzalez Gonzalez will run the VAR room.
With 17 points after 8 rounds, Real Madrid is second in the table, 3 points behind the top team Real Sociedad. Meanwhile, Barcelona is 7th with 15 points. An optimistic signal for Barcelona is that they have just won 2 consecutive victories against Valencia (La Liga) and Dynamo Kiev (Champions League).