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Referee named for El Clasico between Barcelona and Real Madrid

Hernandez Hernandez will be in charge while De Burgos Bengoetxea will take care of the VAR.

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The Real Federacion Española de Futbol have named referee Alejandro Hernandez Hernandez as the man in charge of the upcoming El Clasico between FC Barcelona and Real Madrid, which will be played at the Camp Nou on December 18th.

This will be Hernandez’s fourth El Clasico and he’s been involved in controversy in the three previous matches between these two teams he’s been in charge of.

In the 2015-16 season, Hernandez sent Sergio Ramos off and then disallowed a goal by Gareth Bale when the Welshman appeared to jump clearly and just higher than Jordi Alba. Real Madrid won that game 1-2.

The year after, during the 2016-17 season, Hernandez sent Ramos off again and Barcelona got a last second 2-3 win at the Bernabeu.

His last Clasico was in 2018, when Hernandez refused to call a Luis Suarez foul on Varane which ended in Barcelona’s second goal. The match ended 2-2. Suarez himself admitted after that game that he had “fouled Varane a little.”

De Burgos Bengoetxea will take care of the VAR in this game.

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