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Sport Barcelona v Real Madrid: LaLiga confirms December 18 Clasico

16:30  13 november  2019
16:30  13 november  2019 Source:   goal.com

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Barcelona vs Real Madrid Would have to change existing fixtures. LaLiga 's idea to have the Clasico date move to another weekend as they are aware that the undeniable global impact of the match would be somewhat mitigated if it were to take place midweek, with the December 18

LaLiga has confirmed the first Clasico of the season between Barcelona and Real Madrid will kick off at 13:00 CET.

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Barcelona will host Real Madrid on December 18 in the first Clasico of the 2019-20 campaign after LaLiga approved the clubs' preferred date for the match.

Barca had been due to host their bitter rivals on October 26, only for the game to be postponed amid concerns over civil and political unrest in Catalonia.

The Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) accepted a joint request from the clubs to reschedule for December 18.

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LaLiga's preference was December 7, so it could stage its showpiece fixture on a Saturday, and confirmed it would assess the possibility of legal action following RFEF's announcement.

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LaLiga have stressed, however, that Real Madrid were the ones who have made moves that affect the championship, as they decided the date of the postponed Clasico against Barcelona in accordance to their sporting interests. Neither Real Madrid nor Barcelona opted for the game to be scheduled on

However, a tweet from the organisation on Wednesday confirmed a December 18 Clasico with a kick-off time of 20:00 CET.

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Barcelona and Real Madrid are level on 25 points at the top of LaLiga after 12 matches this season, with the Blaugrana leading on goal difference.

Atletico Madrid are a point further back in third but have played a game more as a result of the Clasico postponement.

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