Athletic Bilbao: The curious fact of the referee of the Anoeta derby

Joseph
Mary
Sanchez
Martinez will referee tomorrow’s match Real Sociedad-Athletic, postponed at the time due to the dispute of the Cup final in La Cartuja that finally fell on the side txuri urdin 0-1, with a Oyarzabal from the penalty spot for a foul committed by Iñigo
Martinez on For your after a great pass from Mikel
Merino.

The collegiate attached to the Murcian Committee has a curious fact. He has already led four derbies between these two teams, with three victories for the Gipuzkoans and one for the Biscayan.

The last one was this season, when the set of Imanol
Sheriff also defeated those then led by Gaizka
Garitano 0-1 in the match played on December 31 of last year. For your he scored the winning goal as soon as the game started (minute 5) to influence the rojiblanca crisis. The rojiblanco team returned to their old ways after drawing on the previous day in the visit to Villarreal (1-1) and beat Huesca in San Mamés (2-0). Derio’s coach only lasted one more game, which curiously he won, against Elche also in Bilbao. Then he was dismissed and arrived Marcelino Garcia Toral.

In addition, the braid of Lorca (3-10-1983) directed the derbies played in Anoeta corresponding to the 2017-18 and 2016-17 seasons. The first fell on the side of the locals (3-1) and in the second the rojiblancos won (0-2, with goals from Raul
Garcia, penalty, and Williams). This was the last Athletic victory in the Guipuzcoan field. He was also the braid in charge of imparting justice in the clash played in Bilbao in the 2015-16 campaign that ended with the lions’ victory by the minimum (1-0).

Sanchez
Martinez he has refereed a total of 16 league matches against Athletic, with a balance of 8 victories, 2 draws and 6 defeats. For its part, the numbers of the Royal Society with this referee are 4 wins, 2 draws and 5 lost. The Catalan Medié Jiménez will be in charge of the VAR from the sports city of Las Rozas.