The Spanish Football Federation announced a ruling Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid match, In the capital Derby, in the 22nd round of the Spanish League, at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium, next Saturday, where 44-year-old Javier Estrada Fernandez will be.
The Spanish newspaper “AS” reported that there is a state of anxiety in Real Madrid after the appointment of the referee, especially as Fernandez is from the Catalonia region.
The first-round match between the two teams ended in a negative tie last September at the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium, and a negative tie also in the Spanish Super Cup final this month before Real Madrid clinched the title with a penalty shootout..
Atletico have not won the derby since winning 4/2 in the European Super Final in the summer of 2018, where they played 4 times, Real Madrid won once (3/1), and they drew 3 times, Real Madrid clinched victory in one of them by penalty shootouts in the Spanish Super.
For his part, Real Madrid is preparing to face its counterpart Real Zaragoza, next Wednesday evening, in the competitions of the 16th round of the King’s Cup..
Real Madrid topped the Spanish league standings after its difficult victory over its host Valladolid team with a single goal, in the match that gathered the two teams on Sunday, at the “Nuovo Jose Zorrilla” stadium, in the 21st round of the Spanish league “La Liga”.
Real Madrid raised its score to 46 points at the top of the Spanish league table, 3 points ahead of arch-rivals Barcelona, who finished second with 43 points, who lost yesterday from Valencia 2-0.