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La Liga reject El Clasico date on 18 December

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La Liga has rejected the joint decision of the Spanish FA and two clubs to play El Clasico on 18 December, they have confirmed.

The match had been scheduled to be played at the Camp Nou stadium on 26 October but due to the current volatility of the situation, La Liga asked that the game be reversed to Madrid’s Santiago Bernabeu stadium.

That proposal has been rejected by both clubs involved and with such a fluid period of unrest in Catalonia, the most likely option was always that it would be pushed back by two months.

Barcelona Face NIGHTMARE Run Of Fixtures

Camp Nou Barcelona

Barcelona are set to face a mammoth run of fixtures in the space of just three weeks after their clash with arch rivals Real Madrid was rescheduled.

The huge fixture was penciled in to be played on Saturday at the Nou Camp but was postponed by the Royal Spanish Football Federation last week over safety fears amid major protests in Catalonia.

The game has now been moved to December 18, meaning Barcelona face a tough run of fixtures before what is likely to be a table topping clash with Zinedine Zidane’s side, although that date is subject to change after La Liga revealed plans to appeal the decision.

Unai Simon

Real Madrid are reportedly targeting Atheltic Bilbao’s Unai Simon to replace Thibaut Courtois in goal.

The Belgian’s form has again come under scrutiny this season and he has not been a hit with Madrid fans since his move from Chelsea in the summer of 2018.

And now Courtois could find himself being replaced as Madrid are interested in Simon, according to El Desmarque.

Real Madrid want their goalkeeper to be the best in the world and produce match-saving stops – that is where Courtois is failing.

Spanish FA Postpone El Clasico

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The Royal Spanish Football Federation has confirmed the El Clasico between Real Madrid and Barcelona has been postponed.

The biggest match in world football was due to be played on October 26 at the Camp Nou in Barcelona, but due to the current volatility of the situation, La Liga asked that the game be reversed to Madrid’s Santiago Bernabeu stadium.

That proposal has been rejected by both clubs involved and with such a fluid period of unrest in Catalonia, the most likely option is that the match is pushed back by two months.

La Liga Logo

La Liga have agreed to stage a league match between Atletico Madrid and Villarreal in the United States, according to reports.

The match would take place at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami, a 65,000-seater venue that has hosted five Super Bowls, on December 8 .

It comes less than a year after the Spanish top flight failed in hosting one of Barcelona’s league fixtures in the US.

Plans to host the game between the Catalan giants and Girona in Miami fell through after the controversial proposals were rejected while being met with uproar.

Bartomeu Vows To Renovate Barcelona Squad

Bartomeu Barcelona

Barcelona have made a profit for eight seasons running and president Josep Maria Bartomeu is planning to reinvest money into the squad.

Club president Josep Maria Bartomeu highlighted Barcelona’s economic strength and vowed to use the money to continue renovating the squad.

LaLiga champions Barca announced in September they are aiming to become the first sports club to generate revenue exceeding €1billion after making a profit for an eighth season in a row in 2018-19.

Antoine Griezmann, Frenkie de Jong, Neto and Junior Firpo came in during the close season, while Malcom, Jasper Cillessen, Andre Gomes, Paco Alcacer and Denis Suarez were offloaded on permanent transfers.

Why Perez And Zidane Are Feuding

According to reports, Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane is angry at club president Florentino Perez and the rest of the club’s board for two seemingly big reasons.

Though they are currently at the top of the table in the 2019-20 La Liga, Zidane is unhappy at the fact that he has apparently lost the backing of Real Madrid’s management, according to Spanish newspaper El Confidencial.

In case you do not remember, Los Blancos have been plagued with problems of different magnitudes, since the beginning of the new season. Earlier, in the 2018-19 season, they failed to secure even a single trophy and fans had slammed the club’s representatives for their poor managerial policies.

Atletico Madrid have not scored in their past two La Liga matches and Diego Simeone said they need more anger in order to score.

Diego Simeone backed his Atletico Madrid forwards to come good in LaLiga but said they need “more forcefulness and anger” to find the net.

Atletico were held to a second consecutive goalless LaLiga draw when they failed to break down a resolute Real Valladolid side at Estadio Jose Zorrilla on Sunday and Simeone admitted his side were slow to get going.

valverde Barcelona Manager

Barcelona are reportedly keen on hiring River Plate manager Marcelo Gallardo to replace Ernesto Valverde, should they decide to sack the struggling Spaniard.

The Nou Camp giants have won back-to-back league titles but have started the season badly, and fans have not been happy with the team’s performances.

There is no suggestion that Valverde will be sacked yet, but it has been reported that Barcelona are lining up a replacement should they decide to wield the axe.

NT Sports report that River Plate boss Gallardo is top of their list, following a trophy-laden five-year spell in South America.

Hazard Finally Scores First Real Madrid Goal

Eden Hazard Real Madrid

Real Madrid extended their lead at the top of La Liga with a 4-2 win at home to second place Granada as Eden Hazard scored his first goal for the club.

Diego Martinez’s side have impressed so far this season, but the Andalucians were behind inside the first two minutes at the Santiago Bernabeu.

The returning Gareth Bale did well to create space on the right and deliver in a cross, with Karim Benzema arriving on cue at the back post to net his sixth goal of the 2019-20 season.