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La Liga exercises measures to 'protect' El Clásico

La Liga set to exercise extreme measures to 'protect' El Clásico

October 16, 2019 By Oscar Rojas
The game is set to take place next week, but there could still be changes to protect the teams and fans.

The game between Barcelona and Real Madrid is always highlighted in the calendar of every football fan around the world, but this time, some could use the highly-anticipated match to have their say on current affairs, especially in the Catalan region.

Due to some recent political developments in that region, La Liga authorities fear that the game could be halted or at risk of not being played, which has urged their president and other top level executives to ask for a switch in the order of this game, which means that the game would take place at the Bernabeu, not at Camp Nou.

The game is set to take place on Saturday, October 26 at 07:00 ET, and both teams have been informed of the situation. Real Madrid and Barcelona could reach an agreement to play the game at the Bernabeu, or else, have their say on why they believe it should be played at Camp Nou Stadium. Both sides will have until Monday to present their case, and the league's board will decide where it will be played.

Two years ago, Barcelona had to play their clash against Las Palmas behind closed doors due to protests after a referendum that dealt with the possibility of making Catalunya an independent country. Back then, Barcelona announced their decision just 25 minutes before the game, which is something that La Liga wants to avoid at all costs given the relevance of the game.

Both clubs have reportedly ruled out the possibility of playing the game at the Bernabeu on such short notice, but the league will decide what's best for everyone involved, including fans and members of the media.

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