The Spanish Football Federation is about to appoint Matteo Lahues as the main referee for the El Clásico match between Real Madrid and Barcelona, which will take place next Saturday at the Alfredo Di Stéfano Stadium.
The match that will take place in the 30th round of the Spanish League is of great importance between the two teams vying for the top of La Liga this season, while Barca is ranked second, one point ahead of the leader Atletico Madrid, while El Merengue is ranked third.
Lahues closest to the management of the match Real Madrid-Barcelona:
According to the Spanish newspaper “Marca”, Matteo Lahues is the closest to the management of the match El Clasico between Barcelona, since the Spanish Football Federation will officially appoint him tomorrow, Thursday.
Matteo Lahues is expected to manage the match between Paris Saint-Germain and Bayern Munich tonight, Wednesday, in the first leg of the Champions League quarterfinals, and if he does not suffer any injury, he will go to Madrid to manage the Classico
Matteo Lahues is known to be a controversial referee, and the upcoming Clásico is the sixth for Al Ahwaz in his career, as he has supervised 5 previous confrontations between the two teams, the most famous of which is the final of the King’s Cup in 2014, which ended. with Los Blancos winning (1-2).
Regarding the last game of the Clasico, led by Matteo Lahues, it dates back to last season, when he led the return match at the Santiago Bernabeu, which ended with a victory of Los Blancos 2-0.
Lahouz scored seven shots on goal for the royal team and no penalties were awarded against him, while six penalties were awarded in favor of Barcelona, one against him.