La Liga requests Barcelona against Real Madrid El Clasico switched to Madrid

La Liga have asked that the upcoming El Clasico between Barcelona and Real Madrid be switched to Madrid, according to Diario AS.

The request comes amid a high level of social unrest in the Catalonia province following the imprisonment of a number of political leaders earlier this week.

The match is scheduled to be played at the Blaugrana’s Camp Nou stadium on 26 October but due to the current volatility of the situation, the league have asked that the game be reversed to Madrid’s Santiago Bernabeu stadium.

Should the request be accepted, it would mean that the reverse El Clasico on 1 March would be played in Barcelona, rather than the Spanish capital.

The upcoming El Clasico encounter at the Camp Nou will be the first match to be played in the stadium since the decision taken by Spain’s Supreme Court, the report adds.

There is fears that a high-level demonstration could take place and it would be in the best interests of everyone to switch the games for this league campaign.

The unrest is also impacting on Barcelona’s travel plans to Eibar this weekend, with claims that they will have to do the 550km trip to the Basque County by bus rather than plane because of the chaos.

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