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Up until recently, Undiano Mallenco was considered Spain's top referee. And although he has been superceded (at least in the eyes of the powers that be) by Velasco Carballo, the fact that Velasco is from the Madrid college meant that Undiano was given the job of officiating in the latest "clásico" (referees in Spain are not allowed to be in charge of games involving clubs from their region). Undiano is one of La Liga's more moderate umpires, and this time he was given a relatively easy ride in the Nou Camp in a game between two teams who are reaching exhaustion levels this season, and who had little appetite this time around for shenanigans. The only slightly controversial decision was whether Pepe was offside or not in the build up to Khedira's opener, but it seems he called it right, and the goal was allowed to stand. One only hopes that the players have enough fight in them to be able to defend Spain's colours in the Euro finals this summer! (25.04.12)

Name Games played Yellow cards Red cards Total
Velasco Carballo 21 155 18 173
Alvarez Izquierdo 22 154 11 165
Paradas Romero 19 149 14 163
Muñiz Fernández 21 144 17 161
Estrada Fernández 23 148 7 155
Iglesias Villanueva 22 142 11 153
Teixeira Vitienes, J.A. 19 143 9 152
Turienzo Alvarez 19 140 6 146
Del Cerro Grande 21 129 9 138
Fernández Borbolán 21 130 8 138