Spanish information publication Mundo Deportivo has claimed that Barcelona will ask La Liga to maneuver their La Liga sport towards Atletico Madrid to a different hour as its schedule coincides with the busy Sant Jordi pageant hours.
Barcelona face Atletico Madrid on April 23, with the kick-off slated at 4:15 pm. On the identical day, the capital metropolis of Catalonia will have fun the Sant Jordi pageant, which occurs to be a mix of tradition and romanticism.
On the event, books and flower stalls can be arrange alongside the streets of Barcelona, making town fairly populated with footfall. As a convention, 1000’s of individuals will fill the streets of Barcelona to purchase books and roses.
So with the intention to keep away from site visitors on matchday, Barcelona will make a request to La Liga that the match needs to be moved to a different hour.
Earlier than placing their heads into the Atletico sport, nevertheless, Barcelona are at the moment bracing for the upcoming El Clasico. With a 1-0 benefit, the Blaugrana are scheduled to host Actual Madrid for the Copa del Rey semi-final second leg tonight.
Talking of El Clasico, Barcelona are set to be with out Frenkie De Jong, Pedri, Andreas Christensen and Ousmane Dembele as all of them are nursing their respective accidents. Alternatively, Raphinha, who missed the league sport towards Elche attributable to suspension, is again within the squad.
With a purpose to compensate for the loss, Xavi has referred to as up younger skills like Angel Alarcon, Estanis Pedrola, Marc Casado, and Aleix Garrido for the fixture. So far as Madrid are involved, left-back Ferland Mendy stays the one absentee for the fixture.
As soon as that is performed, Barcelona may have two league matches, towards Girona on April 10 and Getafe on April 15 earlier than taking up Atletico Madrid at Spotify Camp Nou.