The match between Barcelona and Real Madrid, known as El Clasico, will be played in December, but both clubs have to still accept the new date.

The Spanish El Clasico match between Barcelona and Real Madrid was set to be played on October 26.

But protests in Catalunya forced the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) to move the date for this important match.

Now the RFEF has decided to reschedule the match for December 18, but both teams have to agree today on that date.

“The Competition Committee of the Royal Spanish Football Federation will return to Barcelona and Real Madrid tomorrow [Tuesday] after receiving new statements from the National Professional Football League [LaLiga] on the date of the Clasico [originally] to be played on October 26 and was postponed due to exceptional circumstances,” a statement read according to The Daily Star.

“The clubs will have a deadline to answer by 20:00 on Tuesday, and the Competition Committee must meet again to assess their responses.”

“During the day, the Competition Committee has analyzed the proposals of both clubs, which is invited to agree to a day and who have agreed to play the postponed match on December 18,” they added.

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“It [the Competition Committee] has also analyzed the various reports sent by the National Professional Football League during these days.”

“In addition, the Committee requested a report from the RFEF Competition Area, which has been sent to them in a timely manner,” they said.

Barcelona defender Clement Lenglet defended the decision: “I have only lived in Catalonia for a short time, so there is not a lot I can say about the political situation.”

“The problems in Barcelona right now, mean that a postponement is the best option. However the decision is to be taken by La Liga and the Spanish FA.”

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