El Clasico: La Liga ask for Barcelona-Real Madrid game to be moved

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La Liga has asked for El Clasico on 26 October to be transferred from the Nou Camp stadium of Barcelona to Real Madrids Bernabeu over fears of civil unrest.
Following nine Catalan leaders were jailed on Monday, there have been days of demonstration in Barcelona.
More protests are expected in town on the day of the game.
La Liga made the request to the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF), mentioningexceptional circumstances beyond our control.
The request has not been made to Barcelona or Real Madrid. BBC Sport has contacted both nightclubs for remark.
Both clubs will be asked by the RFEF to provide their view, together with the Federations competitions committee to make its choice within the upcoming few days.
The Catalan Football Federation suspended all matches in the region on Monday, although that ruling does not influence La Liga matches along with the national team.
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 throw backed independence. Turnout was 43 percent.
The two separatists were convicted of sedition above their function at the referendum and handed prison sentences of between two and 13 years from the Supreme Court of Spain.
After the sentencing, Barcelona said:Prison isnt the solution.
The Spanish champions added:Now more than ever, the club asks all governmental leaders to direct a process of dialogue and discussion to resolve this particular conflict, which should also allow for the launch of convicted governmental and civic leaders.
FC Barcelona also expresses its own support and solidarity to the families of people who are deprived of the liberty.

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