Fernández Borbalán designated to referee ‘El Clásico’
He officiated the 2011-12 meeting between Madrid and Barça at the Bernabéu which the Catalans won 3-1.
Match official David Fernández Borbalán from the Andalucian Committee has been elected to oversee Sunday’s ‘Clásico’ between Real Madrid and Barcelona at the Santiago Bernabéu. Borbalán was the favourite to referee the game but the Refereeing Technical Committee had to wait until all of the candidates passed their physical tests at the RFEF headquarters in Las Rozas earlier today. Mateu Lahoz and Clos Gómez were also being considered but were rejected by the committee.
Fernández Borbalán was in charge of the 2011-12 meeting between Madrid and Barça at the Bernabéu which Pep Guardiola’s side won 3-1. This will be his third ‘Clásico’ – his first was in the infamous 2011 Spanish Supercup final, when José Mourinho caused an outrage by poking Barça assistant Tito Vilanova in the eye during a pitch-side mêlée.