El Clasico has been officially rescheduled for December 18th following its recent postponement due to political tension in Catalonia.
According to Marca, the Competiton Committee has confirmed the arrangements.
The statement said:
“The Competition Committee has confirmed that an agreement has been reached for El Clasico between Barcelona and Real Madrid.”
“It is to take place on Wednesday, December 18, rather than Saturday, October 26, following the recent disturbances in Catalonia.”
— RFEF (@rfef) October 23, 2019
According to reports, this was the date that the two clubs agreed on.
The Spanish Football Association and La Liga have been involved in a war of words since the postponement.
The initial decision was at the request of La Liga.
They want the game to be played on December 4th, and have the right to appeal today’s announcement.
Barcelona’s manager Ernesto Valverde has recently called for the two ariganisations to sought out their differences.
Real Madrid took to social media, to confirm their agreement to new date.
Many have said that the postponement benefited Zinedine Zidane’s team most as they have been struggling for form.
— Real Madrid C.F.⚽ (@realmadrid) October 23, 2019
While Barcelona released an official statement on the clubs website, fcbarcelona.com.
The statement read:
“We have a date for El Clásico.”
“The Spanish Football Federation’s Competition Committee has officially announced on Wednesday that the first game between FC Barcelona and Real Madrid this season.”
“Originally scheduled for October 26, will now be taking place on Wednesday 18 December at Camp Nou.”
The club could not help but take a little dig at the powers that be.
“The date that FC Barcelona originally proposed a week ago.”
— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) October 23, 2019