The dates for both El Clasico clashes between Barcelona and Real Madrid in La Liga have been changed just days before the new season is due to get underway.

The first fixture between the two giants scheduled for the weekend of November 7/8 at the Santiago Bernabeu will now be played two weeks later after an international break on November 21 or 22.

Similarly the return at the Camp Nou will be a week later than planned on the weekend of April 9/10.

The fixtures have had to be rescheduled due to the early rounds of the Copa del Rey and Barcelona’s participation in the Club World Cup.

A round of midweek fixtures planned for October 28 has been cancelled with Luis Enrique’s men starting their Copa del Rey defence on that date instead.

With the league season now set to finish a week later than planned on May 22, the Copa del Rey final has been moved forward to May 7.

The La Liga season gets underway on August 21.