There will be an absence of traveling Barcelona supporters for their crucial clash against Atletico Madrid at Wanda Metropolitano because of logistical reasons.
Barca will travel to Madrid following the international break on October 14 without fans, the LaLiga table-toppers declared on Wednesday.
Applications for the match have been wiped out as Atletico can’t supply the tickets previously offered at the recently built stadium, however, 62 home supporters who officially made the purchase earlier are only ensured to attend the clash.
This comes after Barca vanquished Las Palmas 3-0 in an empty Camp Nou a week ago in the midst of political pressures over the Catalan independence referendum.
The notable stadium was vacant after the Barca board chose to play the game without fans after their demand to have the match deferred was dismissed by LaLiga, and this has created lots of rising tension among faithfull Blaugrana fans insisting the club shouldn’t have played the match and show their support for the freedom fighters.
Barca’s appeal for postponement came in the midst of violent scenes amid Catalonia’s referendum on Sunday, which was announced illegal by Spain’s constitutional court.