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Mateu Lahoz named as ref for el clásico

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Barcelona-Real Madrid will be judged by a familiar face

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Experienced ref Mateu Lahoz has officially ben named as the ref for the upcoming match between FC Barcelona and Real Madrid. The Valencian-born Lahoz has been in charge of 5 clásicos in the past. Madrid won three of them, Barcelona one, and the last one was a draw.

He has also refereed 41 games involving Madrid and 42 games involving Barcelona. Madrid won 24 of the 33 matches that Lahoz was in charge of, with three draws and six losses. In the Copa del Rey, Los blancos played 7 matches with Lahoz in charge, which resulted in four wins, two draws, and one loss. And finally, in the Supercup, Madrid won the only game refereed by him.

Barcelona won 26 matches refereed by Lahoz in La Liga, plus two losses and six draws. In the cup, Barcelona won three games refereed by him, with two losses and two in the cup. Finally, Barcelona lost the only match refereed by Lahoz in the Supercup.

He has shown a red card four times to Real Madrid players and six to Barcelona players.

Lahoz has refereed matches in La Liga since 2008 and became an international referee, with experience in the 2014 and 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers, as well as the 2018 FIFA World Cup itself.