The first El Clásico of the 2019/20 La Liga season between Barcelona and Real Madrid has been rescheduled for December in the midst of political unrest in Catalonia
The Blaugrana and Los Blancos were expected to meet in the 243rd competitive El Clásico this weekend, but the football world will have to wait for spectacle for a while longer.
Both clubs were given to October 21 to sanction the match to be switched to the Spanish capital, but none of them gave their consent to the Spanish Football Federation’s proposal.
Arguably the most highly anticipated fixture on football calendar will, therefore, take place on December 18, the Spanish Football Federation have confirmed.
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An official statement released by the Competition Committee of the Royal Spanish Football Federation 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 analyzing in recent days the proposals of both clubs, which they invited to agree on a date and who agreed to signal on December 18 for the celebration of the postponed match.”
The arch-rivals are currently occupying the top-two spots in the table, with the reigning league holders holding a single-point lead over the Madrid giants.