Now The Famous in the Clasico Referee Mateu Lahoz We already know the identity of the match referee two days before the match between Real Madrid and FC Barcelona at the Alfredo Di Stefano stadium. Mateu Lahoz, the referee who officiated Bayern Munich’s Champions League match against Paris Saint-Germain on Wednesday evening, has been appointed to officiate the Clasico.
Soto Grado, who is assigned to the VAR, will accompany him. Real Madrid expected a number of names in place of Mateu Lahoz, but they would be relieved to hear of his nomination.
According to Cadena SER, Mateu Lahoz is the favorite to be the referee for Saturday’s El Clasico.
Barcelona has only defeated Real Madrid once in five matches with Mateu in charge, despite having a good record with Lahoz officiating – 29 victories, 8 draws, and 5 loses in 42 games.
Lahoz last officiated a match between Barcelona and Real Madrid in 2020, when the Whites defeated the Blaugrana 2-0 at the Santiago Bernabeu.
El Clasico record of Mateu Lahoz:
Real Madrid defeated Barcelona 2-1 in the second leg of the 2012/13 Spanish Super Cup final.
Real Madrid 1-2 Barcelona in the 2013/14 Spanish Cup final.
Barcelona defeated Real Madrid 2-1 in the 2014/15 La Liga season.
Barcelona 1-1 Real Madrid in the first leg of the 2018/19 Spanish Cup semi-final.
Real Madrid defeats Barcelona 2-0 in the 2019/20 La Liga season.
Suso’s foul on Jordi Alba in Barca’s 2-0 defeat to Sevilla in the Spanish Cup earlier this season was also denied a penalty kick by Lahoz.
The Clasico referee for this weekend’s match between Real Madrid and FC Barcelona is established.
The referee for Saturday’s Clásico at Valdebebas is now known to both Real Madrid and Barcelona. The Valencian Committee’s Antonio Mateu Lahoz will be in charge of ensuring that the sport runs smoothly and without injury.
Now The Famous in the Clasico Referee Mateu Lahoz César Soto Grado would most likely assist him in the VAR management room. The atmosphere heated up in the days leading up to the contest, with each golf club accusing the other of taking advantage of the refereeing decisions. Mateu Lahoz’s appointment came as a surprise because he was in action on La Liga’s final weekend, managing Alavés’ match with Celta as well as Wednesday’s Champions League quarter-final between Bayern Munich and PSG – so El Clásico will definitely be his third match in the house in a week, with no rest and no visit to the VAR hallway.
The 44-year-old is currently Spain’s most respected international referee. He was appointed the fourth match official for the 2019 Champions League final and was one of many referees for the final World Cup.
Not to be forgotten
Mateu, according to El Larguero, is the candidate to supervise this year’s final if no Spanish crew is involved. It will not be his first Clásico; he has already officiated in five.
In 2013, he supervised the return leg of the Spanish Super Cup, which Madrid won 2-1; in 2014, he oversaw the Copa del Rey final, which Madrid won 2-1. which Los Blancos won 1-2; and his first Clásico in La Liga was in 2015, when Barcelona won 2-1 at Camp Nou; as a result, the 2019 Copa del Rey semi-final first leg ended in a 1-1 draw, followed by Madrid’s 2-0 victory in the final Clásico.
Mateu has just officiated one Real Madrid match this season, the Madrid derby against Atletico Madrid in December. This match ended in a 2-0 victory for Madrid. Barcelona, on the other hand, has been in command of three of their games since the start of the season, including victories over Osasuna (4-0) and Athletic (2-1), as well as two defeats. Sevilla hosted the first leg of the Copa del Rey semi-final (2-0).