Real Madrid make second proposal to move El Clasico due to Manchester United game

by Sam Peoples

According to AS, Real Madrid are putting forward a second proposal to the Spanish League to bring forward the El Clasico due to their UEFA Champions League clash with Manchester United three days later.

The Spanish champions want to move the El Clasico on Friday 1 to a 16:00 kick-off so that they can get the maximum amount of rest, before they make the trip to Old Trafford for the second leg of their UEFA Champions League knock-out tie with United.

The Spanish League, LFP, rejected Real Madrid’s previous request to move the El Clasico to Friday 1 March because moving their clash with Barcelona would have forced other teams in La Liga to change their fixture to accommodate.

Although this request to move the game to an earlier kick-off does not directly affect any other team, there is expected to be a backlash   as traditionally, the El Clasico is an evening kick-off.

Real Madrid are obviously desperate to get as much time as possible to rest before the United game, even if it is only an extra few hours.

The Peoples Person will bring you the latest news regarding the Spanish LFA’s decision as soon as they release their decision.

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5 comments

Lutman 02/08/2013 - 09:29

Tbh i also dont know hw united will cope jst 2 days after d everton game on sun then madrid away @ d bernabeau, i genuinely think d FA ought 2 hv done smething long b4. Honestly am worried sick.

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cleggster 02/07/2013 - 23:52

Jesus get them to get the tube drivers strike, worked for Arsenal

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des 02/07/2013 - 23:26

their rattled

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ozoemenam 02/07/2013 - 23:11

that is wot makes them proffessional footballers.they shud not fear united.cr7 said it is 50-50

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jon 02/07/2013 - 22:38

Why not kick off at 6am, bright and early, so Madrid can be properly rested for Old Trafford, two defeats in a row.

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