LaLiga Santander 2019 – 20TOLaLiga president talked about playing again in mid-May
Lto date Javier Tebas puts itwhen asked what is the most real option to resume leagues in Europe: “That in mid-May we can resume all European competitions.” Understanding the weekend of the 16th and 17th of that month as mid-May, this is how the Spanish and European football calendar will look like.
TOThe leagueeleven days left. Taking into account that it will be necessary to reserve every week to play European competitions, we will have to wait for the date proposed for the Champions League final, June 27, to pass to have cross-week sessions. We are talking about a calendar that could end on July 12.
Matchday 28:May 16 and 17
Matchday 29:May 23 and 24
Matchday 30:May 30 and 31 (possible conflict with the Cup final)
Matchday 31:June 6 and 7
Round 32:June 13 and 14
Matchday 33:June 20 and 21
Matchday 34:June 27 and 28 (possible conflict if there are Spaniards in the Champions League final)
Matchday 35:Tuesday, June 30 to Thursday, July 2
Matchday 36:July 4th and 5th
Matchday 37:Tuesday, July 7 to Thursday, July 9
Round 38:July 11 and 12
This calendar is valid a priori, counting on the Spanish teams continuing to advance to the European finals. If we run out of representatives in Champions and Europa League, more days could be played during the week.
And solving the conflicts that the calendar raises could be an easy task: the two teams of the Copa del Rey final,Athletic and Real Sociedad,they have no European competition. That day 30 there is a Real Sociedad-Real Madrid that can give problems if Madrid is still in Europe. You can play that game on Matchday 29 and Alavs-Real Sociedad that corresponds to that matchday, like Athletic-Betis on Matchday 30, play them during the week without problem.
The other conflict arises with the date of theChampions League final.If he arrives at a Spanish team, he could play his match the previous Wednesday.Barcelona and Atléticothey play each other that day. If they made it to the European finalsReal Madrid and Getafe(They meet on Matchday 34) It will be impossible to play during the week, they will have to press their calendar and play the following week three games (Tuesday between them, Friday matchday 35 and Monday the 36th, for example).
Round of 16:May 19 and 20
Quarter trip:May 26 and 27
Quarter round:June 2 and 3
Semi-final leg:June 9 and 10
Semifinal round:June 16 and 17
Europa League Final:June 24
Champions Final:June 27th
With that, it would only be necessary to fit the first leg of the matchesEuropa Leaguethat they were not played, that they should be played on Tuesday the 19th, playing their return matches in turn on Friday the 22nd of May.
ForLaLiga Smartbankand competitions of categories below it, by having playoffs scheduled for promotions and descents, the calendar can be tightened and begin to play often during the week, as much as necessary, to avoid lengthening in time.