The Technical Committee of Referees has announced this Thursday the refereeing appointments for matchday 15 of the league championship, in which the Atlético de Madrid will visit the Cádiz at the Nuevo Mirandilla on Sunday at 6:00 p.m.
And the person in charge of directing the duel will be a collegiate who does not bring good memories to the mattress team: Jesus Gil Manzano. The Extremadura, who has starred in controversial controversies with the rojiblancos, returns to direct an Atlético match after what happened in September.
Then, in the Atlético-Athletic del Metropolitano, Gil Manzano sent off with a double yellow to Joao Felix, which was the subject of a clear and prolonged hold in the center of the field. The Portuguese fought to try to continue with the attack, since the referee did not stop the play, and saw yellow for a slap. In his protest, he told Gil Manzano that he was crazy and saw the second. The Athletic footballer was not even reprimanded.
It was raining wet with the Extremaduran braid and Atlético, because last year, Simeone’s men fell at Pizjuán (1-0) after a clear hand of Ocampos on the play that ended with the only goal of the afternoon. Gil Manzano, close to the action, did not see it. And they didn’t warn him from the VAR either. In addition, he forgave the second yellow to Diego Carlos.
The most remembered controversies
That had been the last until the expulsion of Joao Felix, but there was more. The expulsion of Diego Costa at the Camp Nou for an insult, a goal disallowed in that same stadium in a cup tie that was legal, the expulsion of Gabi, also against Barça, for making an observation at half-time being the captain, a hand of Jordi Alba in that meeting and then, the ‘forgiveness’ to Arda Turan after the Turk threw a boot at the assistant are some of the most memorable episodes of Gil Manzano with Atlético.
In the global count, the Extremaduran has led the Madrid team on 22 occasions, with 12 wins, five draws and five defeats.