- El Clasico between Barcelona and Real Madrid is slated for the Nou camp on October 26
- With the ongoing protests in the city, Barca rivals Real Madrid have raised concerns over their players' safety
- They want the first edition of the 2019/2020 el Clasico to be played in their home stadium in Madrid
The highly anticipated first el Clasico of the new season between Barcelona and Real Madrid is already facing challenges barely two weeks to the clash.
With Barcelona set to face arch rivals Real Madrid on October 26, the away side have emerged with concerns to have the fixture played at their home in the Santiago Bernabeu.
The first showdown of the el Classico was slated to be played at the Nou Camp, Real Madrid are unwilling to place their players at risk with the ongoing political protests in Barcelona.
Madrid officials have already made contact with La Liga bosses in the hopes their proposal would be considered.
If their request is approved, it would see Barcelona make the 387 mile trip to Madrid for the first edition of the historic clash.
From a neutral’s perspective, having the first el Classico in Madrid would also mean Los Blancos would have the edge over their rivals with the La Liga summit to play for.
As far as security is concerned, Barcelona has been experiencing some political turmoil as large sections of Catalans have upped their intent in trying to gain political independence from Spain.
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On Tuesday, October 15, police and thousands of Catalan protesters clashed in the streets of Barcelona.
The demonstrators gathered after learning that nine Catalan separatist leaders had been sentenced to 9-13 years behind bars by the Spanish Supreme court for charges including sedition.
One Barcelona star Ivan Rakitic was actually caught up in the whole mess and was forced to flee on foot.
Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi received his sixth Golden Shoe award having emerged top scorer at the end of 2018-19 season.
Despite being ruled out for some weeks due to injury, the 32-year-old still went ahead to score 36 goals in 34 league appearances, while assisting 13 others in the process.
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