Corona Virus: La Liga Games Now To Be Played behind Closed Doors
March. 10, 2020
La Liga will play its next two rounds of fixtures behind closed doors due to coronavirus. The decision, which also includes the Segunda Division, will mean the top tier will recommence at the earliest on 5 April.
Tonight’s match between Eibar and Real Sociedad is the first game to be played without fans following the decision. While Europa League games between Sevilla and Roma, along with Getafe vs Inter Milan, will suffer the same fate.
A statement from La Liga read: “According to the National Sport’s Council (CSD), La Liga matches will be played behind closed doors , from today until at least two rounds of fixtures.
“La Liga will be in constant contact with the Ministry of Health and the CSD concerning their advice and future decisions.Putting the health of the fans, players, club employees and journalists first concerning the health crisis of COVID-19."
There are 11 remaining matches in La Liga with Barcelona top, two points clear of Real Madrid in the title race. With the condensed schedule, it could jeopardise the start of the European Championships, which begin on 12 June.
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