Match between Real Madrid and Barcelona is scheduled for October 26, 2019. Barcelona is the official host, and every football lover has a close eye on the Clasico game. La Liga officials want to change the date or venue
Political protest in Catalonia
There is a big protest in Catalonia about the political decision. As you may know, Catalonia leaders are in jail right now. A local court in Spain gave 7-10 sentences for advocating freedom of Catalonia and breaching the sovereignty of Spain.
Political protest is on different levels in Catalonia, and Barcelona can’t host clubs like Real Madrid, according to La Liga representatives. On Wednesday, La Liga officials asked Spain football federation to change the venue of October’s El Clasico.
What could be a problem for Real Madrid?
According to La Liga’s statement, Real Madrid players may have problems in Catalonia. Real Madrid means a royal team of Madrid. Los Blancos is always the main team of Spanish government. So, people living in Catalonia may not be friendly, especially this week. After the local court decisions, many people joined the movement in Catalonia, and it’s hard to control the masses.
In a statement, La Liga officials think that Catalonians may gather hurt and do something wrong with the Real Madrid team while visiting Barcelona. To avoid all speculations, La Liga representatives want to change the venue of October’s Clasico. So, we may see Real Madrid as a host on October 26.
Another date for El Clasico – December 18
Spanish newspaper, MARCA, was the first to propose a new date. December 18 is a perfect date for both teams. 18 is a Wednesday, and there is no game in midweek. In December, journalists think that protest and the social crisis could be long gone.
Real Madrid and Barcelona against the change
Both clubs want to pay El Clasico on October 26. Real Madrid representatives admit that the match will be exciting and they don’t want to delay. Delaying the most exciting game in the world could increase the level of political and social crisis in Catalonia. Barcelona director has the same opinions and wants to finish the match as soon as possible.
Spanish football federation will decide the problem on Wednesday evening. Spanish journalists think that the federation and government will favor changing the venue from Nou Camp to Bernabeu.