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CAIRO – 18 October 2019: The Spanish Football Federation announced on Friday that the first clasico of the season between Barcelona and Real Madrid at Barca’s stadium, Camp Nou, is postponed.
The game was scheduled on 26 October at the Ctalan capital but the recent political tension in the region and the expected demonstrations on the day of the game forced the federation to postpone the game.
LaLiga requested to switch the venue of the game to Madrid and the second game in March to be played in Catalonia but the request saw opposition from both clubs.
Both clubs suggested 18 December as a new date for the biggest game of the football calendar across the world and they are waiting the federation’s approval.
In Madrid, Los Blancos asked to stick to the season’s calendar and postpone the game to be played in a later date instead of switching the venues.
In Barcelona, the club officials asked for the same decision of LaLiga of a similar incident in 2017 when Barcelona hosted Las Palmas at Camp Nou on 1 October, the same day of the Catalan independence referendum.
Barcelona asked the game to be postponed but LaLiga forced Barcelona to play or lose so the Catalan played the game behind closed doors.
At the end, the federation put an end to the never-ending Soap Opera and football fans will have to wait for another period to enjoy the game.