Change of plan for El Clásico match official

Change of plan for El Clásico match official



The original referee Alejandro Hernández Hérnández has been ruled out of officiating Saturday's game at the Santiago Bernabeu through injury.

Alberto Undiano Mallenco will oversee the action between Real Madrid and FC Barcelona as both sides go head to head at the Santiago Bernabéu on Saturday (kick-off 20:45 CET). The Navarra based official will replace Alejandro Hernández Hérnández who was initially designated to referee the LaLiga clash.

The Spanish FA issued a brief statement today stating that the change was due to the Canary Island official sustaining an injury but the communique failed to enter into detail as to the nature of the problem.  

Undiano Mallenco has overseen 50 Real Madrid games with an overall balance of 31 wins, 8 draws and 11 defeats for the Bernabeu side. He's officiated 49 games for the Catalan side with 31 wins, 13 draws and 5 defeats.