Barcelona vs Real Madrid El Clasico decision delayed until Monday
SEE ALSO :Third straight Golden Shoe for MessiOne date that has been touted is December 18, but La Liga do not want the game to be played on a Wednesday. LaLiga president Javier Tebas told EFE: "The Clasico can't be on that day, there are Copa [del Rey matches]." Another option could be to hold the game on December 7 - but both Barca and Madrid already have fixtures on that date, so their respective opponents Real Mallorca and Espanyol would have to agree to switch. The Spanish Football Federation's Competition Committee has given both clubs and La Liga until Monday to reach a decision. Whatever happens, it looks as though both clubs will get a weekend's rest following their Champions League games next week, with Barcelona away to Slavia Prague and Real Madrid visiting Galatasaray. Calls to rearrange the game came after nine Catalan political leaders were jailed on Monday for between nine and 13 years, for their part in the controversial independence referendum in 2017. That sparked political unrest in the region, with protests continuing through the week. The Catalan Football Federation suspended all matches in the region on Monday, although that ruling does not affect La Liga matches or the Spanish national team.
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