Ricardo de Burgos Bengoetxea He is the designated referee for the match this Sunday, March 19 at 9:00 p.m. at the Spotify Camp Nou. In this match, FC Barcelona and Real Madrid will face each other in the League. The 2022/23 LaLiga Clásico between FC Barcelona and Real Madrid.
Burgos Bengoetxea He has been a referee in the first division of Spanish football since 2015, when he made the leap from the Second Division. After six seasons at the highest level, he is considered one of the most experienced referees in Spanish professional football. Throughout his career, he has directed qualifying matches for the World Cup, the Euro Cup, the Champions League or the Europa League.
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In the First Division they are already 147 games that he has directed with a balance of 702 yellow cards and 15 direct red ones. He has also awarded a total of 42 penalties.
A referee that whites don’t like
De Burgos Bengoetxea refereed this season the final between Barcelona and Real Madrid of the Spanish Super Cup held in January and in which the Culé team won 3-1. However, many followers of the white team remember that he sent off Cristiano Ronaldo in the 2017 Super Cupwhich left the Portuguese penalized for five games.
Madrid has achieved 13 victories in 18 games and Barça 20 victories in 25
This will be the third Clásico whistled by De Burgos Bengoetxea and the first time he has done so in domestic competition. On this occasion he will be accompanied by César Soto Grado in the VAR.
He has managed Real Madrid on 18 occasions, with a positive balance for the whites of 13 wins, 3 draws and only two defeatss. The numbers of the FC Barcelona are of 20 wins, 1 draw and 4 losses in a total of 25 matches refereed to the culés.