18 Oct 2019, 18:06 IST
Barcelona have proposed rearranging the primary Clasico of the season to December 18 after it was introduced it is not going to happen subsequent Saturday as deliberate.
The Royal Spanish Soccer Federation (RFEF) confirmed on Friday that it had postponed the match at Camp Nou as a consequence of security issues amid the continuing political tensions and protests in Catalonia.
Violent scenes broke out in Barcelona after 9 Catalan political leaders acquired lengthy jail sentences for his or her roles within the area’s 2017 referendum and subsequent unilateral declaration of independence.
A rally within the metropolis has been referred to as by pro-independence politicians for October 26, the day Barca had been as a consequence of host Madrid, prompting the RFEF to intervene.
The Competitors Committee has informed the 2 golf equipment to comply with a revised date for the sport earlier than subsequent Monday and Barca have advised December 18 as the most suitable choice.
“The membership’s want was to play the Clasico at Camp Nou on the 26th, the date and time beforehand agreed and the Committee was knowledgeable of this in writing,” they stated in a press release on Friday.
“The membership has the utmost confidence within the civic and pacific angle of its members and followers who all the time specific themselves in exemplary style at Camp Nou.
“Nonetheless, having acquired the choice of the RFEF Competitors Committee to postpone the sport citing ‘distinctive circumstances’ and on condition that it falls to the golf equipment to agree a brand new date for the sport earlier than Monday, the membership will suggest December 18.
“The membership regrets the inconvenience that this postponement might trigger to members, supporters’ membership members and followers and it has now begun the required steps to refund cash from Monday 21 October for tickets already bought.”
— LaLiga (@LaLigaEN) October 18, 2019
Madrid haven’t but responded publicly to Barca’s suggestion however head coach Zinedine Zidane insists his squad can be able to adapt to the revised schedule.
“I do know you are all on this topic, however we’ll do what they [club officials] inform us,” he informed a information convention.
“If now we have to play on the 26th, we are going to, and if now we have to alter, the essential factor is to be ready.
“I do know there’s quite a lot of debate as a result of it is logical, however my place as coach is that this: to be prepared on the date that the suitable individual tells us. We’ll adapt.
“I’ve a choice however I am not going to let you know. We all know it might be the seventh, the eighteenth – we’ll adapt to this.”
December 18, a Wednesday, is seen by many as an applicable date as neither Barca nor Madrid are concerned within the deliberate Copa del Rey fixtures for that date.
LaLiga has reportedly put ahead December 7 as its most well-liked date, as it could maintain the match on a Saturday, however this might require Barca’s assembly with Actual Mallorca and Madrid’s sport in opposition to Espanyol to be moved.
Barca and Madrid are additionally enjoying their closing Champions League group video games, away to Inter and Membership Brugge respectively, inside 4 days after December 7.