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Please see our Privacy Notice for details of your data protection rights Thank you for subscribingSee our privacy notice Could not subscribe, try again laterInvalid Email Lionel Messi has his sights on a seventh Copa del Rey title - but has to manoeuvre a two-legged El Clasico to get there.
- La Liga announced Friday morning that the fixture had been pushed back thanks to fears of civil unrest in Catalonia.
- Find out what's happening in the world as it unfolds. The lengthy jail sentences handed to pro-independence politicians earlier this week sparked furious protests across the region, which continued into a fourth day Thursday.
- El Clasico likely to be moved to December due to security concerns El Clasico likely to be moved to December due to security concerns The match is likely to be played in December, before the winter break with the proposed date being December 7 -- a Saturday. The league wanted the October 26 game to be moved from Barcelona to Madrid because of security concerns, with the return match automatically switched from Madrid to Barcelona, but neither team agreed with the proposal.
- The two teams must agree on a new date by Monday morning or else the federation will determine the date. The chaos in the region enters its fifth day on Friday as locals continue to protest the lengthy prison sentences for nine leaders who are pushing for the Catalan region's independence from Spain.
- The first is too early for the American market, the last too late for the Asian one.
- The two arch-rivals are scheduled to meet for the first time this season in Barcelona on October 26, but according to Spanish newspaper Diario AS La Liga has now asked for the game to be switched to Madrid instead.
Barcelona face fierce rivals Real Madrid in the first leg of the Copa del Rey semi-final on Wednesday night. But Real Madrid head into the game looking to rectify their defeat at the Camp Nou back in October, which saw their rivals stretch their lead to seven points at the top of La Liga.
Real boss Santiago Solari has seen his side win their last five and score sixteen goals in their best run of form this season. The game will kick off at pm GMT.
El Clasico between Barcelona and Real Madrid postponed amid Catalan protests
Where is the game being played? The game is being played at the Camp Nou.
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It has a capacity of 99, and Barcelona have the second strongest home record this season. Is the game on TV?
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