El Clasico: La Liga asks Barcelona - Real Madrid game to be moved due to Catalan protests

On Monday nine Catalan separatist leaders were jailed for between nine and 13 years for their role in an illegal referendum and subsequent failed independence bid, sparking protests and clashes across the region.

Lionel Messi and Sergio Ramos come head-to-head during a Barcelona and Real Madrid game [eplfeeds]

On Monday nine Catalan separatist leaders were jailed for between nine and 13 years for their role in an illegal referendum and subsequent failed independence bid, sparking protests and clashes across the region.

The match is due to take place on Saturday Oct. 26 at Barca’s Camp Nou stadium. However, the Spanish football league is seeking to reverse the fixture due to ongoing trouble throughout the autonomous region.

The second meeting of the season is due to take place in Madrid in March next year.

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