Real Madrid blast Barcelona, accuse LaLiga champions of damaging Spanish football

Real Madrid have hit out at plans for bitter rivals, Barcelona, to play a LaLiga match in Miami.

On Wednesday, the 13-time European champions released a strong statement, saying they believe playing a match abroad would damage the “integrity and equality” of the Spanish game.

LaLiga chief, Javier Tebas, is pressing ahead with controversial plans to arrange a league game in the US, with the January 26 fixture between Girona and Barcelona pencilled in.

Champions Barca have remained tight-lipped, but Madrid have made their concerns public.

“Real Madrid cannot agree to one of the matches of La Liga, which we participate in, being played voluntarily at a neutral ground.

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“It is surprising that such a proposal comes from someone who should maintain a perfectly impartial position.

“It is surprising that the actions of La Liga try to justify an interest with respect to the fans who, curiously, they did not take into account when commercialising the broadcast rights.

“The broadcast rights for the matches were sold to beIN for the United States,” the statement read.

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