La Liga will restart on June 11, Spain’s National Sports Council (CSD) has confirmed, three months after the coronavirus pandemic forced its suspension.
The announcement comes after Spain’s government authorised the return of competitive sport in the country beginning June 8.
An official statement from the CSD read: “The Spanish football federation [RFEF] and La Liga have agreed, as part of the Contact Group formed together with the National Sports Council [CSD], the format of the eleven remaining matchdays to complete La Liga Santander and La Liga SmartBank [the first and second divisions].”
The first division will resume with the Seville derby between Sevilla and Real Betis on Thursday, June 11, at 10 p.m. CEST.
Between Friday, June 12, and Monday, June 15, other matchday 28 games will be played, including Real Madrid vs. Eibar and Real Mallorca vs. Barcelona.