La Liga has confirmed that it will appeal the decision to play Saturday’s postponed Clasico between Barcelona and Real Madrid on the eighteenth of December. The Spanish Football Federation announced the new date on Wednesday after the two clubs came to an agreement following the postponement of the original fixture at Camp Nou due to violent, pro-independence protests in Catalonia.
La Liga proposed the postponement last week but want the match to be rescheduled for the fourth of December. Listing its reasons for opposing December 18, La Liga said in a statement today that the rules state that postponed games should be played at the earliest possible opportunity, which is December fourth, and that clubs have no power to decide dates of matches.
La Liga added that it holds the responsibility for setting dates due to broadcasting considerations and that December eighteenth also clashes with the Copa del Rey. The appeal will be lodged in the common courts and to the Spanish government’s Sports Council (CSD).