The La Liga season will resume after a three-month coronavirus lockdown on June 11 with the Seville derby, and the 2020-2021 season will start on September 12, the Spanish Sports Council confirmed on Friday. The council released a statement saying that the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) and the Spanish league had agreed to the format for the 11 remaining rounds in the top two Spanish divisions.
The competition will kick off on Thursday, June 11 when Betis play Sevilla. The rest of the league return to action on the weekend of June 13 and 14. Barcelona led Real Madrid by two points at the top of the table when the league was halted in March.
The Spanish government last week gave La Liga the green light to resume from the week beginning June 8.
La Liga 2019/20 To Return From June 11
Javier Tebas, the league president told Marca, “The important thing will be to know the end date of the 2019-20 season. The next one will start on September 12. More than 130 people are currently working so that everything can be done in a new format: the travel, the organisation, everything.”
Empty stadiums, distant celebrations, masked substitutes, and the sound of the ball piercing the net, that’s how European football marked its return when Bundesliga continued their campaign after a break of almost two months because of the coronavirus outbreak globally.
Bundesliga Set The Benchmark For The Return
It is notable that Bundesliga became the first league across Europe’s top five leagues to resume their campaign after the onslaught of the coronavirus pandemic for two months. Bundesliga resumed with using draconian hygiene guidelines, regular testing of players and insisting on games in near-empty stadiums. Hugging, embracing and handshakes were also banned.
The Premier League is also set to return from June 17. The top-flight clubs on Thursday agreed to restart the 2019/20 season on June 17, provided that all safety requirements are in place to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.