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Barcelona-Real Madrid: Kick-off time set for December Clásico

LaLiga has confirmed the kick-off time of the rearranged clash between Barcelona and Real Madrid, originally due to be played on 26 October.

Barcelona-Real Madrid: Kick-off time set for December Clásico
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Barcelona and Real Madrid's postponed LaLiga match at the Camp Nou is to be played at 20:00 CET on Wednesday 18 December, it has been confirmed.

Clásico moved to 18 December amid Catalonia unrest

Originally due to be played on Saturday 26 October, the week-10 fixture was put back over security concerns in Barcelona, amid protests over the jailing of nine Catalan separatist leaders.

Although the Spanish Football Federation's (RFEF) Competition Committee had already set a new date for the Clásico in the aftermath of its postponement, an exact time had not yet been announced.

Speculation over 13:00 kick-off

There had been suggestions that LaLiga president Javier Tebas would seek a 13:00 kick-off to boost the game's television audience in Asia - an idea which RFEF head Luis Rubiales on Friday dismissed as "crazy". 

LaLiga had earlier clashed with the RFEF, Barça and Madrid over the choice of date, with Tebas pushing for 7 December despite the clubs' preference for the 18th.