In just over three weeks, the ball will be rolling again in the two top leagues on the Iberian Peninsula. “We’re making every effort to get the game back on track“, said league president Javier Tebas on the pay-TV channel Movistar Plus: “The virus is still there. But if we can, we will restart on June 12th“.
This is the first time a league official in Spain gave a concrete start date. Tebas made it very clear that the planned project would have to be approved by the health authorities first. Following the easing of the lockdown in the country badly hit by the corona crisis, some teams have been back in small group training since Friday. Record champions Real Madrid will be the last team to return to the pitch on Monday. Five players have tested positive in the corona tests so far.
Leganes coach Javier Aguirre had only claimed on Friday that the game could not start again until 20 June. “I was officially informed of this“, said the Mexican coach of the Table-19th in La Liga. According to official LFP officials, however, things are set to pick up speed after all. Spain still have eleven matchdays to play.