Real Madrid fail to get El Clasico moved to Friday night

Barcelona will play Real Madrid on March 2, giving them three days to prepare for the second leg of their Champions League clash with Manchester United.

Barcelona will play Real Madrid on March 2, giving them three days to prepare for the second leg of their Champions League clash with Manchester United.

Madrid had reportedly been hoping to stage the match on the Friday in order to give them extra time ahead of their last-16 return trip to Old Trafford, the first leg of which takes place on Wednesday night at the Bernabeu.

However, the kick-off time has now been confirmed by the LFP (Spanish football league) as 1600 local time on March 2, which is the same time as United are scheduled to start their Barclays Premier League home match against Norwich.

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