Girona: Madrid clash will go ahead

Girona chairman Delfi Geli expects the club’s game against Real Madrid on Sunday to go ahead as planned despite security concerns.

Reports in the Spanish press suggested local authorities may call off the clash due to tensions surrounding the Catalan parliament possibly declaring independence.

However, the head of the newly-promoted Catalan club – who played for Deportivo Alaves in the 2001 UEFA Cup final – was adamant these fears are unfounded.

“The club are not aware of any news, we are working hard for the match and for the fans to have a great day,” Geli told Cadena Cope.

“For us this is a historical match, just as last month’s clash with Barcelona was and the opening game of the season against Atletico Madrid.

“The only thing we are thinking about for Sunday is the match itself and how to give Real Madrid a tough game, just as we have done in previous matchdays.

“Our Coach has explained this game will be a great football celebration and I agree with him, all this is will be a football match and nothing else.

“The security measures will be the same for this game as they were against Atleti and Barcelona – nothing has changed.”

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