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‘El Clásico’: Barcelona and Real Madrid Agree New Date


Mahmoud Al Assal

Fri, 18 Oct 2019 19:19 GMT

A few hours after the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) decided to postpone La Liga’s 'El Clásico' match, Barcelona and Real Madrid have agreed a new date for the game to be played on December 18th, according to AFP.

Early on Friday October 18th, the RFEF announced that La Liga’s 'El Clásico' had been postponed over security concerns due to violent political demonstrations in Catalonia.

AFP reported that the two sides will wait until the RFEF confirm the change with La Liga, although the league would prefer the match to take place on December 7th as it is a Saturday and would allow more media coverage.

The change would require moving both Barcelona’s match against Real Mallorca and Madrid’s against Espanyol.

December 18th is a Wednesday and would clash with the Copa del Rey but neither Barcelona nor Madrid will be involved at that stage of Spain's domestic cup competition.

The game was scheduled to be played at Barca's Camp Nou on October 26th but the ongoing protests in Catalonia forced RFEF to postpone the historic annual showdown.

Real Madrid continue to lead La Liga’s table with 18 points, two points over runners-up and arch-rivals Barcelona.