LaLiga to resume on June 8 announces Spanish Prime Minister with Real Madrid and Barcelona set for title fight
SPANISH Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez has confirmed that LaLiga will return on June 8.
The league’s president Javier Tebas has been desperate to follow the Bundesliga’s lead and resume the 2019-20 season.
And with LaLiga clubs having stepped up their training this week – now allowed to do so in groups of up to ten – Sanchez has officially given the green light to a June 8 return in a press conference.
All 20 teams have 11 games remaining, with Barcelona leading Real Madrid by two points at the top of the table.
Following the Bundesliga’s successful return, Tebas is believed to keen to get his own league back underway with a big match – with LaLiga’s updated fixture list set to come out on May 28.
And it has been rumoured that the Seville derby between Real Betis and Sevilla could kick things off again in Spain.
Sevilla sporting director Monchi, as quoted by Football Espana, said: “There is no better way for LaLiga to return than this derby.
“It will be one more incentive, as we are all looking forward to football returning and that first match will be magnificent.”
League organisers have drawn up a highly detailed plan to ensure safety is paramount.
That involve having a maximum of 197 people inside the stadium on matchday with players and officials tested 24 hours before their fixture.
The last match played in LaLiga was Real Sociedad’s 2-1 win at Eibar all the way back on March 10.
While the last Spanish team in action was Atletico Madrid when they dramatically knocked Liverpool out of the Champions League at a packed Anfield a day later.
Spain has been particularly badly hit by the coronavirus, with over 234,000 cases and 28,628 fatalities to date.