La Liga Want Barcelona vs Real Madrid To Be Moved On October 26th
La Liga want this month's El Clasico to be moved from Barcelona's Nou Camp stadium to Real Madrid's Bernabeu amid political unrest.
Ernesto Valverde's side are due to play Los Blancos at home on October 26th but there are concerns that ongoing political protests could have an impact on the game, with 'civil unrest' being cited.
Days of protests have taken place in Barcelona after nine Catalan separatist leaders were jailed on Monday.
It is also believed that a large demonstration is planned on the day of El Clasico, but La Liga want to avoid security being compromised.
They released the following statement on Wednesday as they confirmed the stadium switch request.
"We have requested the competitions committee of the RFEF to meet and change the location of El Clasico to Madrid because of exceptional circumstances beyond our control." said a spokesman from La Liga.
MARCA: Real Madrid and Barca both reject LaLiga wanting the #ElClasico venue switched away from the Camp Nou due to the security situation. Madrid are concerned about being perceived as a possible target amid protests but feel a venue switch isn't necessary.- M•A•J (@Ultra_Suristic) October 16, 2019
Barcelona, however, believe there is "no issue" with the Nou Camp despite ongoing protests.
Real Madrid prefer the game to be postponed rather than a switch in venue as sources claim that refurbishment work on the Bernabeu could be affected
The Bernabéu board have not ruled out agreeing to reschedule the fixture for another date given the seriousness of the situation in Catalonia, according to AS.
:tv: [GOL] ' The stance FC Barcelona and Real Madrid for El Clásico on 26 October at the Camp Nou- BarçaTimes (@BarcaTimes) October 16, 2019
:large_orange_diamond: Madrid is against changing the venue to the Bernabeu but will accept postponing the game
:large_blue_diamond: Barça wants the match to be played at the Camp Nou, they don't value another option pic.twitter.com/0ruADIJjov
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