La Liga set to restart on June 11, with Sevilla vs Betis match

La Liga set to restart on June 11, with Sevilla vs Betis match
La Liga set to restart on June 11, with Sevilla vs Betis match

La Liga is all set to resume on the 11th of June, Spain’s National Sports Council have confirmed. 

The first game after the return will be played between Sevilla and Real Betis. 

There are currently 11 rounds of games left to play and it will be interesting to see if the teams can hit the ground running next month.

The likes of Barcelona and Real Madrid will fancy their chances of winning the title and the relegation fodder will do their best to stay up.

The current season was halted in March because of the Coronavirus pandemic but it seems that the governing bodies are prepared to resume football now.

The games will be played behind closed doors and they will be shown on TV.

As per reports, La Liga will broadcast in England for free next month.

It is expected that the return of football will bring some sort of relief for the fans amid the global health crisis. It could prove to be a much-needed escape route for the people. 

Meanwhile, the Italian League and the Premier League are all set to return next month as well.

Ligue 1 was cancelled earlier and the Bundesliga is already back in action.

While it would be awkward for clubs to play in empty stadiums, it would give them the chance to win some silverware after working hard all year. 

Lionel Messi could lift his 11th league title if Barcelona can finish the season strongly. Similarly, the likes of Liverpool can end their title wait as they are 25 points clear at the top of the Premier League. 

Meanwhile, Real Madrid star Marcelo seems delighted with football’s return as well.

“We’d never gone so long without being able to train out on the pitch and our desire to play football has been growing ever since we stopped,” Brazilian full-back Marcelo said. “Now we’re close to getting going again and we can’t wait.

“It’s been different to what we’re used to. We have to take the positives from it and now we’re used to the routine; it’s not like it used to be but everything’s good. 

“We’re all healthy, the training sessions have been fantastic in recovering our rhythm. Having not touched a ball for so long, when you go back out on the pitch you’ve lost your touch a bit, but now we just can’t wait to start playing games.”