​A decision on when El Clasico between ​Barcelona and ​Real Madrid will be held has been postponed till Monday, with ​Marca reporting that while there were hopes that some sort of agreement could have been announced on Friday, that did not happen.


The first Clásico of the season was due to be held at Camp Nou on October 26, but it is increasingly likely that it will be postponed due to political unrest in Catalunya. 


One suggestion given was that the match be shifted to the Bernabeu, but that was rejected by both the boards of Barcelona and Madrid.

An alternative date of December 18th was also suggested but ​La Liga do not want the biggest match in the league to be played on a Wednesday, with the league's president, Javier Tebas admitting that, "The Clasico can't be on that day, there are Copa [del Rey matches]."


Another option could be to hold the game on December 7th - but both Barca and Madrid already have fixtures on that date, so their respective opponents Real Mallorca and Espanyol would have to agree to switch.


The Spanish Football Federation's Competition Committee has now given both the clubs and La Liga authorities until Monday to reach a decision. Whatever happens though, it will give both the clubs a weekend's rest following their ​UEFA Champions League clashes next week.