La Liga Status and Date of Return | Coronavirus update (COVID-19)
La Liga of Stars will return on June 11 with the Andalusian derby between Sevilla and Real Betis in a game that is always hot. However, as has been the case in recent years, the League is a competition between two teams only, Real Madrid and FC Barcelona.
Spanish League Status and Return Date
At the time of the forced break by the Covid-19, and in the absence of 11 dates to conclude the 38 league matchdays, Barcelona leads the standings with 58 points, closely followed by ‘Los Merengues’, who have 56. As usual, the two Spanish giants will have a fiery final stretch for consecrating themselves as monarchs of the maximum European league.
Another area that is very competitive, and among many more parts, are the European positions, especially the last two that qualify for the UEFA Champions League. In third place, Sevilla is with 47 points, closely followed by both Real Sociedad and Getafe who both have 46 points.
In sixth place, the Cholo Simeone team, Atlético de Madrid, seeks to regain their aura and surpass the strange tenants who prostrate themselves on them, Atlético has 45 points, so a victory with a combination of results can see them jump up to third place.
A little more behind is Valencia, who after a rather irregular season is still alive and has options to look for European fields. However, it is clear that your margin of error is minimal if you want to enjoy European football next year.
This La Liga season has left many surprises. Getafe and Real Sociedad, on paper, did not even have the right to dream of sneaking into continental competitions, much less to think about what would be in the Champions League. However, based on aggressive coaches, pragmatists and players who embrace the idea of their coaches, they have dared to dream big and, for the moment, they have succeeded.
As for the fight for the hated relegation, the situation is really complicated for many teams. From number 20 – and last – in the table, to position 15, there is a big risk for all teams.
In addition, we see traditional clubs in serious danger of saying goodbye to the highest category, such as the case of Espanyol, who is running last and with only 20 points, needs a revitalization after this break to fight for a miracle.
Mallorca, who rose in 2018-2019 also seems to be out of step with the top flight, as he is in relegation zones with 25 points. That being said, back-to-back wins can save you and take you out of precarious areas.
The last team that stands out is in danger is Celta de Vigo, which in recent years has become accustomed to fighting for Europe, not to survive. However, they are 17 in the table, just one point above Mallorca and a few setbacks could make them return to the second division for the first time since 2011-2012.
As for high-end games in the remaining days, the Andalusian derby will always be a pitched battle, as well as Real Madrid-Valencia where there are not many affable feelings between both teams. We will also have matches like Real Madrid visiting Anoeta against Real Sociedad and Barcelona traveling to Sánchez Pizjuán to face off against a supreme Sevilla, as well as the match between the two surprises of the year, when Getafe and Real Sociedad meet.
In short, many stories, feats, disasters and celebrations remain to be resolved in the last stretch of a Spanish league that has always given us a lot to talk about, great figures – and clubs – to watch and that, luckily, is so just days of rolling the ball again in iberian grass.