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El Clasico: Barcelona v Real Madrid postponed because of fears over civil unrest



This month's El Clasico between Barcelona and Real Madrid has been postponed because of fears of civil unrest.

 

The match was scheduled for 26 October but there have been days of protest in Barcelona after nine Catalan separatist leaders were jailed on Monday.

 

Both Barcelona and Real Madrid disagreed with calls to switch the game to Madrid.

 

The clubs have proposed Wednesday, 18 December as a new date.

 

Manager Ernesto Valverde had said Barcelona were against switching the game to Madrid as they visit Slavia Prague in the Champions League on 23 October, three days before El Clasico had been scheduled.

 

And on Friday the club issued a statement saying their "desire" was to play ...
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