We now know when – barring any major setbacks, we should say – La Liga will be back, and it won’t be long.
When is La Liga returning?
On Thursday, June 11 — less than two weeks from today! — at 10 p.m. local time (4 p.m. Eastern), third-place Sevilla will take on 12th-place Real Betis.
Our first glimpse of Spanish soccer since March is A) a good “throw the records out” derby between local rivals and B) a big showcase for a perennially solid Sevilla team that reached the Europa League round of 16 before that tournament pressed pause.
What is the schedule for Matchday 28?
Those who aren’t salivating over that match-up won’t have to wait long to see the league’s biggest stars in action. While exact dates and kickoff times will likely not be revealed until next week, we know that the rest of the long-anticipated matchday 28 in La Liga will take place from June 12-15.
First-place Barcelona will be heavily favored for its trip to 18th-place Mallorca . Second-place Real Madrid will be expected to cruise past 16th-place Eibar. At this point, though, those games are still appointment viewing. And after over two months without them in our lives, we’ll even be happy to tune in to see Atlético Madrid at 10th-place Athletic Bilbao.
Plenty to Play For
Barcelona (58 points) and Real Madrid (56) are separated by just two points.
And the race for the league’s four places in next year’s Champions League will also likely go down to the wire. Sevilla (47) and fourth-place Real Sociedad (46) would be in if the season ended today, but Getafe (46), Atlético (45) and even Valencia (42) are all very much in the mix.
Want more good news? It’s all going to happen in a hurry. Take it away, ESPN FC:
“There will be matches every day for over a month to enable the season to be finished by July 19, with 11 rounds of fixtures needing to be played to complete the 2019-20 campaign.”
The only downside, and unfortunately it’s kinda substantial, is that most of us stateside will be missing out, as we have been for years, due to rights holder beIN Sports being far less available than Europe’s other top leagues.
But that doesn’t mean High Press Soccer’s coverage of La Liga will slow down, so stay tuned!