The Real Madrid-Seville, which is played this Sunday (9:00 p.m.) at the Santiago Bernabeu, will be arbitrated by Jose Maria Sanchez Martinez, of the Murcian Committee. The Basque will be in the VOR room Ricardo de Burgos Bengoetxea. The referee from Lorca arrives at this game after having directed the clash of the Europa League between Red Star and the Ludogorets, which ended 1-0.
Sánchez Martínez, 38, has called two games against the Real Madrid this season. The first, on matchday 4, when the whites won 5-2 at Celtic and the second and last, the Classic of Camp Nou, that ended with the triumph of those of Carlo Ancelotti by 1-2.
For its part, the Lorca collegiate has led two games this campaign to those of Julen lopetegui and the Andalusian team was also victorious in both: 0-1 at Getafe and 3-1 to Valencia.
The worst memory they have is the sevillismo of another meeting in which Sánchez Martínez arbitrated them. It was in the Barcelona-Seville, return of the semifinals of the Copa del Rey last season, in which the Nervión team touched the final and in which Ocampos he missed a penalty just before the Catalans scored in the last minute of discount forcing extra time.
However, what most outraged the sevillismo of his arbitration was not to expel Mingueza when he already had a yellow card, having missed a possible penalty by the hands of Lenglet in the first part of the extension.
Sánchez Martínez has arbitrated Real Madrid in 19 matches of League, with a balance of 11 wins, 5 draws and 3 losses (one at home and two away). In addition, he sent off two white players with a direct red (Mateo Kovacic and Dani Carvajal).
To the Seville, the Murcian referee has whistled him in 13 matches of League, with 8 victories for the Hispanics, 2 draws and 3 defeats (one at home and two away). It should be noted that in the domestic tournament he has not expelled any player from the Andalusian team.