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Barcelona-Real Madrid: Clásico on Sunday 6 May at 20:45 - Tebas

In an interview with Cadena SER, the LaLiga chief explained that the second Clásico of the season will look to target the American TV market.

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Barcelona-Real Madrid: Clásico set for Sunday 6 May, says Tebas
Rodolfo Molina Diario AS

LaLiga president Javier Tebas has revealed that Barcelona and Real Madrid's second league clash of the 2017/18 season is set to be played on Sunday 6 May at 20:45 CEST.

Immediately after Champions League semi-finals

The arch rivals are due to meet at the Camp Nou on the weekend immediately following the semi-final second legs of this term's Champions League, which both clubs remain in contention to be involved in.

Messi celebrates after scoring Barcelona's second goal in their 3-0 win at the Bernabéu in December last year.

Clásico kick-off time to target American audience

Speaking on Spanish radio station Cadena SER on Monday night, Tebas said that the week 36 fixture is to be given the evening kick-off time in a bid to target American television viewers.

The opening Clásico of the LaLiga campaign, which saw Barça beat Real Madrid 3-0 at the Bernabéu in late December, was held at 13:00 CET in order to take advantage of the Asian TV market.

Leaders Barcelona currently sit 14 points ahead of the defending champions, who trail second-placed Atlético Madrid by seven.