Spain: Zidane and Valverde focus on football in wake of protests at 'El Clasico'

The managers of Real Madrid and Barcelona reflected on the drawn 'El Clasico' during a press conference in Barcelona on Wednesday. The La Liga match, which ended 0-0 at Camp Nou, was played amid heightened tensions on the streets outside where Catalan independence protests descended into violence as police clashed with protesters. Inside the stadium thousands of fans held banners in support of... Еще Catalan independence Both Ernesto Valverde and Zinedine Zidane dodged questions relating to the protests, instead preferring to focus on the game itself. «I am just interested in the sports part of it and there was a draw. We would like to have played at the scheduled time, but it was today,» said Valverde. Zidane for his part said, «I think everything went well, that's what is important, we all wanted to watch a good football match, and I think we all can be happy because we did.» La Liga's biggest match was postponed in October due to protests in the city held in the wake of the jailing of Catalan independence leaders. Mandatory Credit: La Liga / Cannot be resold

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