Barcelona vs Real Madrid: Competition Committee expect Clasico date decision
Barcelona vs Real Madrid Clubs have proposed playing on December 18
The Spanish Football Federation (RFEF)‘s Competition Committee will today, October 21, set the date for Barcelona and Real Madrid‘s first meeting of the season, which had been scheduled to take place on October 26.
The altercations in the Catalan capital led to the consensus that it is better that the date is moved and, in all likelihood, it seems as though the first Clasico will be played on December 18.
LaLiga had proposed swapping the Clasicos around, so the first one would take place at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu before the return fixture was held at the Camp Nou, but both clubs and the Competition Committee rejected this idea, which led Real Madrid and Barcelona to agree on a date for the match to occur.
The response from both clubs was immediate. On the same day (October 18), they both expressed their willingness to play at the Camp Nou on Wednesday, December 18.
“Real Madrid announces that the date proposed by both clubs is December 18,” Los Blancos‘ statement read.
“The club will propose the date of December 18,” Barcelona stated, too.
Before 10:00am CEST on Monday, the clubs must communicate their decision to the Competition Committee, an outcome that is likely to satisfy the RFEF but frustrate LaLiga, who wanted the Clasico to be played on a weekend rather than a weekday.