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La Liga to restart with Seville derby on 11 June

News24
01 Jun 2020, 16:12 GMT+10

The Spanish top-flight football season will restart on 11 June with the derby between Sevilla and Real Betis, La Liga confirmed on Sunday.

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The first round of games following the coronavirus shutdown will be played over four days, with leaders Barcelona at Mallorca on 13 June and Real Madrid at home to Eibar the next day.

The following matchday will run from Monday, 15 June to Thursday, 18 June.

Barcelona will host Leganes on 16 June while Madrid take on Valencia in the capital two days later.

The Spanish Sports Council released a statement Friday saying that the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) and La Liga had agreed the format for the 11 remaining rounds in the top two Spanish divisions.

La Liga said the season should be completed by 19 July.

"We want next season to start 12 September," La Liga president Javier Tebas told Movistar.

"We have designed the schedule to give each team at least 72 hours of rest between matches... We will update the schedule two matchdays at a time to take into account the weather conditions, which are known two weeks in advance."

Barcelona led Real Madrid by two points at the top of the table when the season was halted in March.

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