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Referee named for El Clasico between Barcelona and Real Madrid

Sanchez Martinez will referee El Clasico with Gonzalez Gonzalez in charge of the VAR.

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The Spanish Football Federation have appointed referee Jose Maria Sanchez Martinez as the man in charge of Sunday’s El Clasico between Barcelona and Real Madrid, which will take place at the Camp Nou —16:15 CET—. Gonzalez Gonzalez will lead the VAR team.

Sanchez Martinez has refereed four Clasicos before, with Barcelona winning three of them and Madrid winning just one. Barcelona have a 79% winning percentage when Sanchez Martinez has been in charge of their game, with Madrid winning just 56% of their games with said referee.

These games are always full of intensity and Barcelona will be the home team. Real Madrid will need to make sure that they keep their composure if they want to avoid any kind of controversy.

Los Blancos gained momentum with their 0-5 win against Shakhtar but will need to keep their foot on the throttle if they want to score the three points in El Clasico.


Date: 10/24/2021

Time: 16:15 CEST, 10:15am EST.

Venue: Camp Nou, Barcelona, Spain.

Available TV: Movistar La Liga, ESPN+

Available Streaming: ESPN+

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