32 cards in two games and a new record for Mateu Lahoz

“He has began handing out playing cards with none sense. For me, the sport has gotten utterly uncontrolled,” Xavi complained in regards to the controversial referee.

Mateu, earlier than Xavi and Raphinha, in the course of the derby.Andreu DalmauEFE

Antonio Mateu Lahoz, from the Valencian Committee, has damaged his card file within the Spanish First Division this Saturday. It was in the course of the Barcelona-Espanyol derby, on matchday fifteen, which resulted in a draw (1-1).

Mateu Lahoz expelled for a double reprimand Jordi Alba and the Brazilian Vini de Souza. He additionally confirmed the purple to the Uruguayan Leandro Cabrera for an motion with the Polish Robert Lewandowskihowever after going to the video I withdrew the cardboard.

Likewise, all through the sport, in response to the minutes, he confirmed the yellow card to the locals. Ansu Fati, Gavi, Ferran Torres, Pedri, Arnau Tenas and coach Xavi Hernndez, and the guests Brian Olivn, Cabrera, Calero, Edu Expsito and Puado.

In Qatar 2022 he broke the cardboard file within the controversial quarterfinal match performed between Argentina and the Netherlands. Within the Albiceleste they had been reprimanded Marcos Acua, Cristian Romero, Lisandro Martínez, Leandro Paredes, Leo Messi, Nicols Otamendi, Gonzalo Montiel, Germán Pezzella, the coach Lionel Scaloni and his assistant Walter Samuel; and within the Oranje Jurrien Timber, Wout Weghorst, Memphis Depay, Steven Berghuis, Steven Bergwijn, Noah Lang and Denzel Dumfrieswho was expelled after seeing two playing cards.

In complete, in his final two video games, Mateu has proven 32 playing cards. “I believe that Mateu Lahoz is a referee who dominates and controls the matches and right this moment he misplaced management. I’ve informed him. He has began handing out playing cards with none sense. For me, the match has gotten completely uncontrolled”, he mentioned. Xavi after the match.

Confronted with insistent questions from journalists on the topic, the Barcelona coach defined that he can’t “management the referee” and that “many occasions” he has opined that “the referee ought to exit and discuss.” As well as, he revealed what Mateu Lahoz replied to him when he informed him that the sport had gotten uncontrolled. “He informed me: do you imagine?”

The Barcelona participant despatched off was Jordi Alba for a double yellow card on account of his protests. However Xavi defined that “Jordi has mentioned that he hasn’t mentioned something in any respect (to Mateu Lahoz)”.

Diego Martínez, for his half, additionally valued the efficiency of the referee. “I’ve earned the correct to by no means touch upon the referees. There have been few fouls, it has been a sport with rhythm, with rigidity, as derbies are on the whole,” mentioned the Espanyol coach, for whom Mateu Lahoz is “the most effective referees on this planet”.