Barcelona consider following Real Madrid’s lead with plan to play remaining LaLiga fixtures in B-team’s tiny Johan Cruyff Stadium… in a bid to help stars deal with psychology of behind-closed-doors matches


By Daily Mail for Lolwe digital

It was revealed on Monday that Real Madrid could relocate to B-team’s stadium

LaLiga’s season could be played out between Alfredo Di Stefano and Johan Cruyff if Barcelona join Real Madrid in playing their remaining fixtures in the stadium of their B-team.

Barca will consider playing their remaining LaLiga fixtures at the 6,000 capacity Johan Cruyff Stadium if Madrid go ahead with plans to play at the 6,000 capacity Alfredo Di Stefano stadium.

Both clubs feel that the psychological effect on players of playing without fans could be limited by playing in smaller arenas.

Barcelona are looking at the possibility of finishing the season at the Johan Cruyff Stadium
The club think playing in a smaller stadium will help their players deal with the lack of fans
Barcelona are used to playing at the mammoth Nou Camp, which holds nearly 100,000 fans

And both B-team arenas are also inside the two clubs’ huge training complexes, which means that if LaLiga insist on players and staff being in quarantine during the playing out of their remaining 11 fixtures then players could stay on-site.

Both clubs would need to install VAR facilities in their ‘new’ homes before the first game back. 

And Barcelona could have more difficulty than Real Madrid if they decide to move because UEFA have to sanction any change of stadium midway through the season.