Revealed: Why Real Madrid are refusing to give Barcelona guard of honour

Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane has revealed that Real Madrid will not be giving Barcelona a guard of honour should they win La Liga this season.

Barcelona lead La Liga by nine points and look set to clinch the title before they meet Madrid at the Nou Camp on 6 May.

Zidane insists that Los Blancos will not honour Barcelona’s achievements after the Catalan club failed to do the same following Madrid’s Club World Cup triumph at the start of the season.

“This is my decision”

MADRID, SPAIN – JANUARY 24: Zinedine Zidane, Manager of Real Madrid looks on during the Copa del Rey, Quarter Final, Second Leg match between Real Madrid and Leganes at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium on January 24, 2018 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images)

Barcelona have dominated La Liga this season and are now just a few games away from wrapping up the title.

They are expected to do so before the second El Classico of the season which takes place next month at Nou Camp.

However, Madrid are set to refuse the chance to honour Barcelona’s achievements should their bitter rivals have won the league before they meet next month.

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Zidane said:

“We will not give a guard of honour, this is my decision.

“Barcelona didn’t follow the tradition when we won the Club World Cup. This is my decision.”

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