El Clasico: Barcelona v Real Madrid postponed because of fears over civil unrest

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The El Clasico between Barcelona and Real Madrid of this month was postponed due to fears of unrest.
The match was scheduled for 26 after nine separatist leaders were jailed on Monday however there have been days of demonstration in Barcelona.
Before this week, La Liga requested the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) to switch the game to Madrid.
The clubs must agree a new date with Monday.
Manager Ernesto Valverde had stated as they play to Slavia Prague in the Champions League on 23 October, three days before El Clasico had been scheduled against switching the game to 14, the Barcelona were.
La Liga made the postponement request due toexceptional circumstances beyond our control as more protests are expected in Barcelona about the afternoon of the game.
Protests have continued with protesters. At least 96 people have been hurt throughout the area.
Catalonia is a semi-autonomous region in north-east Spain and at a referendum on 1 October 2017, declared prohibited by Spains Constitutional Court, about 90% of Catalan votes cast. Turnout was 43%.
The nine leaders handed prison sentences of between two and 13 years by the Supreme Court of Spain and have been convicted of sedition.
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