The Spanish Football Federation announced on Wednesday that the Clasico match between FC Barcelona and Real Madrid has been postponed until 18 December at the Camp Nou. A proposed date in an agreement between the two clubs last week. The only problem, La Liga would be against this date, as explained via a statement.
“La Liga does not agree with the decision of the Federation’s Competitions Committee to set 18 December – after the conclusion of an agreement between Barcelona and Real Madrid, despite the objections of La Liga – the date of the next Clasico,” the League said Wednesday, minutes after the Federation’s decision.
Unlike both clubs and the RFEF, La Liga wanted the match to be scheduled for Wednesday 4 December. Therefore, and to challenge this decision, the proceeding “reviews the document received to find out the decision-making process in order to assess the possibility of taking legal action and determine which jurisdiction will be the most relevant to be brought”.
The initial match was postponed following massive protests in Barcelona after nine Catalan political leaders were sentenced to long prison terms for their role in Catalonia’s 2017 independence referendum.
For its part, the Madrid club had refused to host the Clasico first leg believing that it would distort the championship.