Former Barca president Joan Gaspart hinted that La Liga could have chosen to end the season and award the championship to Real for Covid-19 if Barca were no more than two points ahead of Real.
“If Real Madrid keeps the top of La Liga before the postponement of the competition, the championship may be over, not wanting to return to play like it is now,” former Barca President Joan Gaspart from 2000 to 2003. told AS on Wednesday 27/5.
If Real is ahead of Covid-19
According to SB Nation, Gaspart’s message implied that “La Liga always favored Madrid and was cold with Barca”. This view was further illustrated by SB Nation by quoting former referee Eduardo Iturralde Gonzalez on May 21 that “70% of Spaniards like Real, and 90% of the referees in La Liga prefer Real, only 10″. The remaining% like Barca “.
Before La Liga, the two championships of France and Belgium both announced the cancellation of the rest of the season, giving the championship to the top teams. Tournaments that want to resume play, including La Liga, the Premier League, and Serie A are still in danger of canceling the tournament if they can not control Covid-19 early.
Earlier this week, President Javier Tebas revealed, that La Liga is expected to return on June 11, with the opening match between Sevilla and Real Betis. Currently, the clubs in the two highest leagues in Spain are all returning to practice, in groups of 10. Team practice sessions will be allowed starting June 1.
“Living and playing with so many uncertainties is not easy, especially in this first situation,” said Lionel Messi. “We all wonder when we will get back on the pitch. Perhaps when we play again, we will feel like starting a new season, although technically, it is still in the 2019-2020 season.”
La Liga aims to return on June 11
La Liga president Javier Tebas confirmed the Sevilla derby and Real Betis on June 11 are likely to mark the return of La Liga after three months.
“Our goal is to be able to announce the schedule for the first four rounds next week. It is likely that a match will be held on June 11 and is the only match that night. Also, there are There could be a memorial for the victims who died of the virus, “Tebas said on May 25.
Every football tournament in Spain has been postponed since March 12 due to the influence of Covid-19. However, despite being one of the countries most affected by the pandemic, Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said LaLiga could return from June 8, along with other areas of the economy.
“I hope the schedule for that day will be confirmed. Most likely it will be a Sevilla derby, taking place at 22:00,” Tebas continued.
Amateur leagues were canceled, but the clubs in the top two leagues – LaLiga and Segunda – were allowed to rehearse players, in groups of 10 or less. Team practice sessions will be allowed starting June 1.
Tebas urged the players to follow government guidelines to limit the risk of Covid-19 spread. Over the weekend, four Sevilla players – Ever Banega, Lucas Ocampos, Franco Vazquez, and Luuk de Jong – were criticized for partying during orders to socialize.