This weekend's 2021-22 La Liga Round 4 clash between Barcelona and Sevilla has been postponed until a later date. It was originally scheduled to take place on Saturday night, but it has now has been canceled, the Blaugrana officially confirmed.
"High Council for Sports (CSD) has adjudicated in favor of the injunction requested by La Liga to postpone the fixture between Sevilla and Barca set for Saturday, September 11. The game was set to start at 9:00 PM (CEST) in the Sanchez Pizjuan Stadium in Seville but will now be played at a later date.
"The request was made after the Spanish Football Federation's Competition Committee came out against La Liga's wish for the fixtures between Sevilla and Barca, and Villarreal and Alaves to be postponed," they said in a statement via their official website.
Why was the Sevilla vs Barcelona match postponed?
The 2021-22 La Liga game between Barcelona and Sevilla at the Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan Stadium was postponed by the High Council for Sports (CSD). Since the match clashed with the South American World Cup Qualifiers 2022, La Liga petitioned for the game to be rescheduled. The CONMEBOL World Cup Qualifiers' final matches will take place on Friday afternoon in South America, meaning La Liga players will not be able to participate this weekend due to the international break.
As well as the Argentine Sevilla trio of Gonzalo Montiel, Alejandro "Papu" Gomez and Marco Acua, Barcelona's Uruguayan defender Ronald Araujo was supposed to be absent from the La Liga encounter. According to reports, the RFEF denied the request last week, but La Liga filed an appeal, which has now been accepted by the High Council for Sports.
Due to the ruling, the Blaugrana will not be playing this weekend and will return to action on September 14, when Bayern visit the Camp Nou for the Champions League. As of now, there is no set date for when the Sevilla vs Barcelona and Villarreal vs Alaves matches will take place. This weekend's other eight La Liga games will go as scheduled.