La Liga sets to resume, says Leganes Manager


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Javier Aguirre, the current Leganes coach said Thursday that Spain’s top flight division, La Liga will reopen on June 20 and end on July 26 in-spite of the refusal from league chiefs to affirm his claim.

According to Aguirre, he had been informed officially of the plans put in place to restart the league which has been halted since March due to the coronavirus pandemic

“We already have a start date for the league — on June 20 we will start La Liga and after five weeks we officially finish, on July 26,” said Mexican coach Aguirre whose side were second bottom of the table when action was halted two months ago.


Aguirre claimed that Matches will be played Saturday-Sunday and Wednesday-Thursday, 11 rounds.

“La Liga has just informed me officially and I am very happy about that because we have now scheduled the training sessions. We start tomorrow (Friday) because thankfully we passed the tests.”

However, Officials of the Spanish La Liga have not yet passed any  comment on Aguirre’s claim, merely pointing out that their focus at the moment was completing the training phases at the clubs.

League players, in a bid to undergo coronavirus tests have started returning to base so as to resume training in isolation.

Spanish government last week announced that the first of a four-phase de-escalation programme will permit players to initially train alone, allowing a maximum of six players permitted on the pitch.

La Liga’s de-escalation programme will then allow training in small groups before a return to larger team sessions.

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According to media reports, the fourth and final phase will be in  early June. The government has announced that outside events can go ahead when attended by people fewer than 400

La Liga is setting measures to complete the 2019/2020 season behind closed doors.

Javier Tebas, the League president has said “it is not an option” to cancel the season given the economic fallout, estimating it would cost clubs around a billion euros.

Before the suspension of league due to the outbreak of the virus, Barcelona led the championship by two points from Real Madrid

Herald NG had earlier reported that other major leagues in Europe’s top flight divisions like the German Bundesliga has announced it will resume its season on May 16.

Although, the French Ligue 1 has been deserted while the English Premier League and Italy’s Serie A are still seeking a safe way out of the pandemic

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