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El Clasico will go ahead despite coronavirus

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This weekends clash between Spanish giants Real Madrid and Barcelona is not under threat do postponement following the coronavirus outbreak in Spain.

La Liga has confirmed that despite the recent announcement of confirmed cases of the coronavirus in Spain, there is currently no impact on the football schedule. This includes this weekend’s El Clasico.

The coronavirus outbreak has already impacted China where the disease is thought to have originated.

It has more recently impacted Italian football, with games having already been played behind closed doors. The behind closed doors sanctions are continuing this weekend.

With the top of the table clash between Juventus and Inter Milan to go ahead with no spectators in the stadium.

According to Goal, La Liga president Javier Tebas there is a plan if games are impacted. But they do not see that being the case just yet.

“We haven’t considered the possibility of postponing the Clasico or any other games.”

“As of Sunday evening, we have opened a coronavirus commission within LaLiga to monitor the situation.”

“We have a plan in place for different cities regarding whether we can play behind closed doors or not.”

“That situation has not yet arisen in Madrid and neither has the matter of postponing the Clasico.

“We are working on precaution, not improvisation.”

El Clasico is on!