Clasico postponed - Messi's chance and Zidane's hope

Who benefits most from the decision to postpone the Clasico?

The Spanish Football Federation's Competition Committee has decided to postpone the Clasico between Barcelona and Real Madrid scheduled for October 26 at the Camp Nou.

Clasico postponed - Messi's chance and Zidane's hope

The committee has set the new date to be on December 18 with the approval of Barcelona and Real Madrid, while the League has threatened to take legal action to change the date because of incompatibility with the King's Cup matches.

The crisis began at the request of the League of Clubs to transfer the Clasico from Catalonia to the stadium "Santiago Bernabeu" because of the demonstrations announced on the day of the Clasico meeting, but the two teams rejected the idea of ​​transfer to decide the Competition Committee to postpone to December without setting a deadline.

Although postponing the Clasico may be a bad thing for football fans, especially Barcelona and Real Madrid, because this meeting is one of the most important encounters in European championships, but it may be beneficial for both parties for several reasons.

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If Barca and Real Madrid win Eibar and Real Mallorca, the Catalans will be in second place, two points behind Real Madrid.

The recent Blaugrana crisis has been met with many goals through the counterattacks and thus Real Madrid may exploit Barcelona's attacking rush, kidnapping the winner and complicate the Catalan club's position in the competition for the league.

Lionel Messi has not yet fully recovered and is struggling physically despite making a goal against Inter and scoring another against Sevilla, so postponement may be better for him.

Samuel Umtiti has recovered from injury and the suspension of Osman Dembele and, more importantly, Ernesto Valverde's perfect midfield combination to avoid the start of the season are all positive factors for Barcelona.

Real Madrid

The Royal club suffers from several injuries, most notably in the midfield with the absence of Toni Kroos and Luka Modric along with Marcelo and Gareth Bale, so the postponement is a good opportunity to restore the absences.

Real Madrid also has some consecutive cumbersome games. After Mallorca's trip, he will head to Istanbul to face Galatasaray in the Champions League and then the Clasico at Camp Nou, all games away, thus resting and postponing the most important meeting will be beneficial for him.

Zinedine Zidane also needs to concentrate on the Champions League after a negative start with a loss and a draw in the other and scored only one point, so the two games Galatasaray in the coming period is a matter of life or death for Real Madrid to ensure reaching the final price.

Avoiding local pressure can be beneficial. If Real Madrid loses to El Clasico, it may have reflected negatively in the form of the team in the Champions and may ultimately lead to Zidane losing his position.

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