Barcelona won’t give Real Madrid a guard of honour
Guillermo Amor, director of Institutional Relations at Barcelona, confirmed that the team would not be giving Real Madrid a guard of honour before El Clasico next Saturday.
There is a precedent already this season as Real won the European Super Cup at Manchester United and there was no guard of honour in the next game; the Supercopa de Espana that was played at the Camp Nou.
“In this club, the guard of honour is usually made when we participate in the Champions League or LaLiga… and this is not the case,” Amor said after Barcelona had comprehensively dismantled Deportivo la Coruna.
It did happen in 2008 in a Clasico that went down in history, as the Catalans had to honour Real for becoming league champions.
The tension is building ahead of the match on the 23rd December, Cristiano Ronaldo has already started to make noises to the media about his desire to beat Barcelona.
— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) 17 December 2017