El Clasico: La Liga ask for Barcelona-Real Madrid game to be moved

Camp Nou and Bernabeu

La Liga has asked for El Clasico on 26 October to be moved from Barcelona’s Nou Camp stadium to Real Madrid’s Bernabeu over fears of continuing civil unrest in the region.

More protests are expected in the city on the day of the match and La Liga made the request to the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF), citing “exceptional circumstances beyond their control”.

The request has not been made to the clubs directly but both will be asked to give their opinion, with the Federation’s competitions committee to make its decision in the next few days.