El-Clasico postponed till Dec.18


The new date for the Clasico between Barcelona and Real Madrid has been fixed for December 18, 2019, the Spanish Football Federation has confirmed. 

La Liga had proposed a new date of December 4 or 7 but it was rejected by the federation. 

“The decision of the Competition Committee has taken place after analyzing in recent days the proposals of both clubs, who were invited to agree a date and decided on December 18,” an RFEF statement read. 

The statement continued, “It has also analyzed a report from the RFEF Competitions Area as well as numerous reports submitted by La Liga, which are not binding. 

“At today’s meeting, the Committee also analyzed the latest reports from both clubs, who maintain their initial proposal to play the match on 18 December.” 

Riots in Barcelona over the past two weeks led to La Liga requesting that the game be moved from Camp Nou to Santiago Bernabeu, with the reverse fixture to be played in Catalonia later in the season. 

But with both clubs against such a switch, the match was instead rescheduled, with a final call on that date having been made by the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF). 

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