La Liga is back – Spanish PM announces resumption date

The Spanish league has followed the Bundesliga’s lead by resuming the 2019-20 season which was halted by the outbreak of coronavirus.

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez confirmed that LaLiga will return on June 8.

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 Bundesliga’s successful return, La Liga president 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 rumored 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 organizers have drawn up a highly detailed plan to ensure safety is paramount.

That involves having a maximum of 197 people inside the stadium on matchday with players and officials tested 24 hours before their fixture.

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