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La Liga Want Barcelona vs Real Madrid To Be Moved On October 26th

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.

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Days of protests have taken place in Barcelona after nine Catalan separatist leaders were jailed on Monday.

Image: PA
Image: PA

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.

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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.

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Topics: Football News, Football, El Clasico, Barcelona, Real Madrid

Jack Kenmare

Jack Kenmare is a writer at SPORTbible. He's interviewed some huge names in the world of sport, including Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Pele, Carles Puyol and Tim Henman. He dabbles in all things sport, but football is his biggest passion. He was once hit in the head by a wayward strike from Nicky Butt and lived to tell the tale.

 

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