La Liga requests that El Clásico be moved to the Bernabeu

The match is currently set to clash with a mass rally against the verdict of the Catalan Trial

The titan clash may be played at the Bernabeu now (by Reuters)
The titan clash may be played at the Bernabeu now (by Reuters) / Oliver Little

Oliver Little | Barcelona

October 16, 2019 02:41 PM

La Liga has asked the Spanish Football Federation’s Competition Committee to move the Barcelona-Real Madrid match on October 26, currently scheduled to be held at Camp Nou, to Real Madrid's stadium, Estadio Santiago Bernabéu.

The Committee will announce its decision in the coming days. If the Committee accepts the proposal, the second La Liga fixture between the two sides scheduled for March 1 will, in turn, be moved to Camp Nou.

A mass protest is set to be held on October 26 to contest Monday’s verdict on the Catalan Trial, in which 9 of the jailed leaders behind the October 1 referendum in 2017 were sentenced to lengthy jail sentences. 

FC Barcelona commented on the situation themselves, expressing that "prison is not the solution."

They said that it was "more important than ever" that political figures "lead a process of dialogue and negotiation to resolve the conflict, and that they grant the freedom of the condemned civil and political leaders."