The British organization of La Liga announced that it would postpone at least two rounds in the context of the complicated Covid-19 epidemic in Europe.
The notice posted on the La Liga homepage said: “Given the complicated developments of the disease, as well as the positive side of the quarantine being conducted at Real Madrid and possibly at other clubs, La Liga for that the time has come for the next phase in the fight against the Covid-19 epidemic “.
The Covid-19 epidemic is greatly affecting sports activities around the world.
Initially, La Liga’s proposal was for the matches to take place on the field without an audience. However, the effects of the Covid-19 epidemic are growing in Spain. Recently, a Real Madrid basketball player has been confirmed positive for the corona virus, leaving both the soccer team and its employees in quarantine to ensure safety.
In the round 28 and 29 of La Liga, teachers and coaches of Zinedine Zidane will receive Eibar and Valencia respectively at the Bernabeu. Meanwhile, the hosts of the Camp Nou will face Mallorca and Leganes.
Of the top 5 national championships in Europe, only La Liga and Serie A have announced their suspension so far. The Bundesliga and Ligue 1 announced the postponement of a number of matches or held on the field without an audience. Meanwhile, the banning of spectators is still a proposal of the Premier League.
In the middle of next week, the remaining pairs of the second leg of the 16 Champions League teams will take place. There has been no announcement of the suspension, although recently, Daniele Rugani, Juventus defender, has just been confirmed positive for corona virus.
If the Champions League takes place normally, Real Madrid will be a guest on the City’s Etihad Stadium, while Barca host Napoli at the Camp Nou.