New rebound in this soap opera. The match between FC Barcelona and Real Madrid, which is scheduled for Saturday, 26 October at Camp Nou (13h), can finally be debated Saturday, 7 December. According to the US and Marca, this date was proposed by the Spanish Football League, wanting to postpone the first Clasico of the season due to urban violence between pro-independence protesters and police in Barcelona.
Initially, given the new call for events in Catalonia, the Spanish League had requested a reversal of the calendar so that the October 26 game was played at the Santiago-Bernabéu Stadium in Madrid. The return match, scheduled for early March, will be played at Camp Nou. But both clubs said they did not support this solution. In addition, Spanish media claim that this option is not regulated by regulations.
Two sophisticated games to make space?
The Spanish press also said that the Competition Committee of the Spanish Football Federation, which has full authority over the matter, is considering postponing the match until Wednesday, December 4 or Wednesday, December 18. But this proposal raises two problems: the King's Cup match is scheduled for December 18, while such poster programming will be a drawback for TV rights holders and a lack of exposure for international championships.
By submitting the date Saturday, December 7, the Spanish League will pass these two obstacles. The 16th day of the championship is scheduled for this weekend, including Barca-Mallorca and Real-Espanyol. But the competent authority will agree to advance the two meetings until Wednesday, December 4, which will have the advantage of offering as many rest days as possible for the two rivals.
This new recommendation from the Spanish Football League must be validated by the Competition Committee. According to local press, the decision is expected on Friday.