Martinez Munuera to referee El Clasico
The appointment of Martinez Munuera is a significant one, as El Clasico is one of the most high-profile and fiercely contested matches in world football.
The Spanish referee has experience of refereeing some of the biggest matches in La Liga and has also officiated in the Champions League.
However, there may be some concerns from both sets of fans about the appointment of Martinez Munuera, as he has been involved in some controversial incidents in the past.
In 2018, he was criticised by Barcelona for failing to award a penalty in their match against Valencia, while in 2019 he was accused by Real Madrid of making a mistake in their game against Levante.
Despite these incidents, Martinez Munuera is considered to be one of the top referees in Spain and his appointment is a reflection of the trust that the Spanish Football Federation has in his abilities.
The Clasico between Barcelona and Real Madrid is always a highly charged affair, with both sets of fans desperate to see their team come out on top.
With Barcelona holding a slender 1-0 advantage from the first leg, the match is finely poised and any decision from the referee could have a huge impact on the outcome.
The appointment of Martinez Munuera is unlikely to be the focus of attention in the build-up to the match, as both teams will be fully focused on their preparations.
However, once the players take to the field, all eyes will be on the referee and his team as they try to maintain order in what is sure to be a tense and passionate encounter.
The Clasico is always one of the biggest matches in world football, and with Martinez Munuera in charge, there is sure to be plenty of drama and controversy.
Whether he can keep a lid on the passions of the players and the fans remains to be seen, but one thing is for sure: all eyes will be on the referee when Barcelona and Real Madrid meet on Wednesday.