Spanish Laliga has been given the approval to return to action from June 8, according to Spain’s Prime Minister, Pedro Sanchez.
The approval was okayed by the Spanish government in conjunction with Spain’s Health Ministry, for the 2019/2020 football season to restart from Monday, June 8.
The Spanish government has given the green light for the return of professional sport – including #LaLigaSantander and #LaLigaSmartBank – as of June 8th, following guidelines from the Ministry of Health.#BackToWin pic.twitter.com/OjjV61pnBf
— LaLiga English (@LaLigaEN) May 23, 2020
Despite being one of the worst hit by the coronavirus pandemic, with over 234,000 cases and deaths in excess of 28,000, Spain has gradually been relaxing its lockdown, with football in the country set to take center stage again.
Laliga Chief, Javier Tebas, had earlier revealed he hoped the league to start by June 12; with the latest development and approval, the first game since the league was suspended on March 23 is expected to be played on Friday, 12 June.
Laliga teams have been training individually and in groups for two weeks now, and will be expected to be in shape to restart the league behind closed doors, just like their Bundesliga counterparts.
Barcelona are top of the Laliga log table, closely followed by Zinedine Zidane’s Real Madrid, who will be welcoming key players– who were injured, — Eden Hazard and Marco Asensio back to team.