La Liga resumes championship on June 11
The Spanish championship regains its rights. La Liga will restart on June 11, confirmed the Spanish National Sports Council (CSD), three months after its interruption following the health crisis.
La Liga is picking up again. The announcement comes after the Spanish government authorized the return of the sport.
“The Spanish football federation [RFEF] and La Liga have agreed, as part of the contact group formed with the National Sports Council [CSD], the format of the eleven matchdays remaining to complete the Liga Santander and La Liga SmartBank [the first and second divisions] ”, can be read on the press release.
“We will resume, God willing, June 11,” said Tebas. “We are hoping that Madrid and Barcelona will move on to phase two [of the lockdown de-escalation plan], where we can play,” he added.
The derby between Sevilla FC and Betis Sevilla will kick off the league on Thursday 11 June, which will be followed by 28 games between 12 and 15 June, including Real Madrid vs Eibar and Real Mallorca vs Barcelona.
Tebas confirmed earlier that the La Liga will use virtual crowd noise during matches, which will be played behind closed doors to help fight the coronavirus pandemic.
La Liga will become the second major football league to resume in the midst of the pandemic. While the Bundesliga has already resumed earlier this week, the English Premier League is expected to restart on June 17, while Italian Serie A will begin on June 20.