Attempts to stage a Spanish La Liga match in Miami were foiled on Friday by a Madrid court which ruled the Villarreal v Atletico Madrid tie scheduled for December 6 can not be played in the United States. There was even talk of a legal challenge from La Liga when 18 December was confirmed by the Spanish Federation's competitions committee last month. It was documented that nine separatist leaders from Barcelona had been sentenced to among 9 and 13 years in jail previously this thirty day period. Protestors have blocked Barcelona's airport and set fire on cars in the streets while clashing with police.
The primary El Clasico of the season between Barcelona and Actual Madrid, initially scheduled for October 26 on the Camp Nou, was postponed till December 18 on account of violent pro-independence protests in Catalonia. That match will take place on 15th December at 21:00.
La Liga initially contested the December 18 date and demanded that the game happens on a weekend date, December 7, to the premier match could reach the widest audience.
However, the league tweeted their acceptance of the new date on Wednesday.
Barcelona and Real Madrid are levelled on 25 points at the top of La Liga after 12 matches this season, with the former leading on goal difference.