Authorities of the Spanish La Liga have confirmed that Referee Alejandro José Hernández Hernández will officiate the 36th week match between FC Barcelona and Real Madrid on May 6 at the Camp Nou.
The Spanish El Clasico is confirmed to kickoff time at 18:45 GMT on Sunday 6th May, 2018.
That would follow four days of rest for Madrid who would also face another daunting task of qualifying for the finals of the 2017/18 UEFA Champions League against FC Bayern Munich at the Santiago Bernabau.
Real Madrid who won the title last season will seek to stop their rivals from going all season unbeaten in the La Liga when they clash on the lawns of the Camp Nou.
Hernandez Hernandez was the main man who officiated the second leg of the meeting between the two sides last season at the Bernabau when Lionel Messi snatched a late winner for the Catalans.
In that match, the Barça players demanded the expulsion of Marcelo and Casemiro . The lateral gave in the first time a nudge to Leo Messi , without the ball, which left the Argentine bleeding and was not punished or missing. On the stroke of the break, Casemiro gave Messi a yellow stamp, but Hernández did not take out what would have been the second and therefore the expulsion. Later, in the second half, he deservedly ejected Sergio Ramos for an entrance to Messi with his feet in front.
Hernández Hernández was also in the news because he did not accept a clean goal scored by Luis Suarez against Betis, in which the ball clearly exceeded the baseline.
Referee Alejandro Jose Hernandez also gave Cristiano Ronaldo a straight red card for kicking Edimar Fraga in the game against Cordoba in September, 2016.
Profile of the FIFA Referee
Alejandro José Hernández Hernández has been officiating as FIFA accredited referee from 2014. But he was confirmed by the Spanish Football Authorities to officiate in the La Liga in 2012.
The 35 year old referee was born on 10th November, 1982. He has officiated in 7 La Liga games in 2018 and three UEFA games within the same period.