FC Barcelona, the leader before the paralysis, confirmed its status after a large victory over Mallorca (0-4), as well as Real Madrid which regained its colors by winning against Eibar (3-1).
Messi’s teammates left the locals a chance and dominated the game from the opening minutes, which led to an opening goal by Chilean Arturo Vidal after an assist from Jordi Alba.
Despite this goal in advance, the Quique Sétien team did not let down their guard before the confirmation of the score by Martin Braithwaite in the 37th minute thanks to a pass from Lionel Messi, who also contributed to the third goal scored by Jordi Alba.
The Argentine star, the best player of the match with a difference, would close the score in the 95th minute, thus confirming a return of the most notable of the Catalans who remain first with 61 points, two units from Real Madrid.
Zidane’s team, which will play the rest of the championship at the Alfredo di Stéfano Stadium in the club’s sports center north of Madrid due to the renovation of the Santiago Bernabeu, enthusiastically restarted the La Liga.
Hazard’s teammates have dominated all phases of the game since the start of the game and ensured the result in the first half thanks to the achievements of Toni Kroos (4 min), Sergio Ramos (30 min) and Marcelo (37 min).
However, after the resumption, Eibar took control of the match and worried about the Madrid defense and its goalkeeper Courtois. After two decisive parries, the visitors reduced the score in the 60th minute through Pedro Bigas. The match ended in a reassuring victory for Real Madrid, second with 59 points.
The poster of this day pitted Athletic de Bilbao against Atletico de Madrid and which ended in a draw (1-1) which does not help the affairs of the two teams, more particularly those of the Madrid club still sixth with 46 units. For their part, the Basque team has lost an opportunity to get closer to the places ensuring qualification for the Europa League.
In the Seville derby, Sevilla FC, of coach Julen Lopetegui, won 2-0 on Real Betis, consolidating their position in third place in La Liga with 50 points, 11 units from Barça.
Getafe, the championship revelation team, lost a golden opportunity to confirm its ambitions for qualification for the Champions League after its surprise defeat against Granada (2-1).
After 91 days of dormancy, LaLiga, the body responsible for managing professional football in Spain, has scheduled daily matches for 40 days with variable hours depending on the region and the broadcasting rights.
Following the instructions of the Spanish health authorities, LaLiga produced a 26-page protocol including the measures to be taken by all the teams.
Charter flights, exclusive hotels for traveling teams, separate buses, gloves, masks, no collective goal celebrations. A very strict protocol to protect the players and the technical staff and preserve the credibility of the championship which will end on July 19.