LaLiga president Javier Tebas made the El Clasico announcement at an event in London on Wednesday.
LaLiga have confirmed the date for this season’s second El Clasico. El Clasico is one of the most-watched football matches all over the world. So the coming El Clasico has been handed a Sunday evening slot unlike the previous one. The match timing has been picked to ensure maximum global exposure on television.
La Liga president Javier Tebas confirmed that the El Clasico will be played on 1st March 2020 at Real Madrid’s home ground, Santiago Bernabeu. It will kick-off at 21:00 local time, ie 8 pm UK time. Although, football lovers from Asia will have to stay up late at night as it will kick-off at 1:30 am IST on 2nd March 2020.
Tebas said: “It will be 8pm UK time and I think there aren’t any other matches at this time so it will be a great slot. We want to be as visible as possible and we are getting there.”
Barcelona have an away clash against Napoli on Tuesday, 25th February and Real Madrid play at home to Manchester City the following night, 26th February.
As things stand now, Barcelona lead the way in LaLiga, but they are only ahead of Real Madrid on goal difference, with both sides sitting on 40 points from 19 matches. So the coming El Clasico can prove to be a title decider.
It will also be the 1st El Clasico for Barcelona’s new coach Quique Setien, which adds more excitement to the fixture. He will have a real test in hand against Zidane’s men in their own backyard.
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