So how did he do, the
"Brylcreem Boy"? Muñiz Fernández drew the short straw this
weekend, being put in charge of a bad tempered clash between Real Madrid and
Barcelona. And his performance didn't please either side, which probably means
he more or less got it right! The Barcelona camp felt they should have had a
penalty in the first half when Casillas brought down Villa in the area, and
didn't agree that the tackle by Alves on Marcelo late on warranted a penalty.
Mourinho and his boys however thought that Albiol's red card was a bit harsh,
but also complained that Alves (already on a booking) was not shown even a
yellow card when giving away the second penalty. Next up Undiano Mallenco for
Wednesday's cup final, but one thing's for sure - being a referee in any match
between Barcelona and Real Madrid isn't going to make you many friends!