– Barcelona was set to face Real Madrid on October 26
– Protests in Barcelona has however led to the el Classico being postponed to a later date
– The two clubs are set to agree on a new date, with a number of options on the table
Fans of the famous el classico rivalry between La Liga giants Barcelona and Real Madrid will have to wait a little longer to witness the clash after it was postponed to a later date.
The el Classico was to take place on October 26 but political unrest in Catalunya has brought a wave of doubt on the possibility of playing the fixture.
TUKO.co.ke has now established that the Royal Spanish Football Federation has decided to postpone the match to a later date.
The first edition of the el Classico was set to be played at the Nou Camp in Barcelona and Real Madrid representatives had their proposal to move the match to their home turn turned down.
A number of new dates for the world class fixture have since been touted, although nothing conclusive has been arrived at.
One of the dates is Wednesday, December 18, but it is believed La Liga is unwilling to have a “game of global impact” to be played on a weekday.
The Clasico can’t be on that day, there are Copa [del Rey matches].” LaLiga president Javier Tebas told EFE.
Another possible option is December 7, but both Real Madrid and Barcelona have fixtures on the day.
Barcelona has witnessed a wave of unrest and protests throughout the week following the arrest of nine Catalan separatist on Monday, October 14.
There were also rumors that a mass protest had been planned on the day of the el Classico – something which rendered La Liga unwilling to risk playing the fixture on October 26.
Both Barcelona and Real Madrid are set to agree on a new date of the highly anticipated fixture.
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