But because of protests by separatists, which have turned violent on occasions, Spanish league officials have asked for the clash to be relocated to Real Madrid’s Santiago Bernabéu Stadium.
“We have requested the competitions committee of the Spanish Football Federation to meet and change the location of El Clásico to Madrid because of exceptional circumstances beyond our control,” a La Liga spokesperson said in a statement to CNN.
If the game was to be moved, it would mean the reverse El Clasico, scheduled for March 1, would be played in Barcelona, rather than in the Spanish capital.
CNN has contacted both clubs for comment but has yet to receive a response.
Three other defendants were found guilty of disobedience, fined and banned from public office for 20 months.
Barcelona has already been impacted by the protests, with road closures and airport delays forcing the Catalan giants to find alternative routes ahead of Saturday’s trip to Eibar.