New date set for postponed El Clasico
- Barcelona will welcome Real Madrid in El Clasico on December 18 after this month's clash was postponed over safety fears amid major protests in Catalonia.
- The mouth-watering fixture at the Nou Camp was due to be played on Saturday but was postponed by the Royal Spanish Football Federation last week.
Barcelona will welcome Real Madrid in El Clasico on December 18 after this month’s clash was postponed over safety fears amid major protests in Catalonia.
The mouth-watering fixture at the Nou Camp was due to be played on Saturday but was postponed by the Royal Spanish Football Federation last week.
The RFEF statement on Wednesday read: ‘The Competition Committee of the Royal Spanish Football Federation has agreed today to set for December 18 the date of celebration of the classic FC Barcelona – Real Madrid CF corresponding to the tenth day of the National First Division League Championship, to be held on October 26 and he was postponed due to exceptional causes.
‘The decision of the Competition Committee has come after analysing in recent days the proposals of both clubs, which he invited to agree on a date and who agreed to signal on December 18 for the celebration of the postponed match.
‘He has also analysed a report of the Area of Competitions of the RFEF as well as the numerous reports submitted by the National League of Professional Soccer, which are not binding.
‘At its meeting today, the Committee has also analysed the latest allegations of both clubs, which maintain the initial proposal to play the game on December 18.’
The fixture now comes during a tough period for Ernesto Valverde’s side with games against Borussia Dortmund, Atletico Madrid, Inter Milan all prior to the clash.
Courtesy- Daily Mail Online
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