LaLiga will return with a bang on June 11, with the Seville derby between Real Betis and Sevilla set to be the first match held following the coronavirus shutdown. The Spanish top flight has released its schedule for match-days 28 and 29, featuring at least one game per day from June 11-18, with all 20 teams playing twice during the same period. The final eleven rounds of the season, for both the top-tier LaLiga and second-tier Segunda División, are to be completed by July 19.
As is the case with the Premier League, every match during the opening round of games is standalone, though some simultaneous kick-off times are in place from the second matchday.
League leader Barcelona starts with Mallorca / Real Madrid to play Eibar
League leaders Barcelona return with a trip to RCD Mallorca on June 13, while Real Madrid, who are two points behind in second, host Eibar the following day. LaLiga president Javier Tebas had mooted the restart last week after Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez gave the league the green light to restart. It was confirmed with a statement from the government’s department for sport on Friday, saying that the schedule for the remaining 11 rounds of the season, for LaLiga and the second division, had been agreed with the league and the Spanish football federation.
LaLiga is running an initiative entitled Applause to Infinity enabling fans to send recordings of themselves applauding that will be played in stadiums at the 20th minute of every match.
Tebas told Marca that the league is looking to replicate the feature in recent German Bundesliga broadcasts that allows television viewers to choose to watch matches with recorded crowd noise. Television coverage of the German league has offered recorded crowd sounds as an alternative to the real audio from the stadium. As matches are being played behind closed doors, fans are having to adjust to watching football without the roar of the crowd.
India Broadcast of LA-LIGA on FACEBOOK
The La Liga games as usual will be streamed live on Facebook in the Indian Sub-Continent. The first week’s match schedule features two 1pm Central European Time kick-offs, which are favourable for Asian television audiences. LaLiga has been providing its international broadcasters with a range of alternative content during the absence of live matches.