Hmmm, not a lot of peace and goodwill to all men around here then! Referees dished out a season high nine red cards in the last round of games of the year, with Jaime Latre showing three as well as thirteen yellows, and Trujillo Suárez two and twelve cautions, and Munuera Montero three and three. The man in the spotlight though was of course Sánchez Martínez, the referee in charge of the latest “clásico” on Saturday, and he failed to spot a blatant punch by Sergio Ramos on Luis Suárez before the break which Sonny Liston would have been proud of. No question though about the red card he did give to Dani Carvajal for stopping the ball from going in with his hand, and apart from the odd penalty appeal he didn’t have that much to do. (27.12.17)

Name Games played Yellow cards Red cards Total
Melero López 11 70 2 72
Iglesias Villanueva 11 68 3 71
Jaime Latre 10 57 6 63
Martínez Munuera 10 58 4 62
Estrada Fernández 11 59 2 61
Munuera Montero 10 58 2 60
González Fuentes 10 55 2 57
Fernández Borbolán 9 55 0 55
Gil Manzano 9 51 3 54
Undiano Mallenco 11 53 0 53