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Barcelona's Argentinian forward Lionel Messi. Image Credit: AFP

Madrid: The Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) is expected to announce that it will reschedule the upcoming El Clasico match in Barcelona, El Mundo newspaper reported on Thursday, citing concerns over the protests in Catalonia.

The match between Barcelona and Real Madrid is due to take place at October 26 at Barcelona’s Camp Nou stadium. On Wednesday Spain’s top football division asked that the match be moved to Madrid amid ongoing protests in Catalonia over the jailing of nine Catalan separatist leaders.