The Premier League made a surprising announcement when they allowed the clubs to play friendlies prior to the competition’s resumption. La Liga have ruled out that idea and will focus on the competitive matches.
La Liga will return to action next week with the second half of the suspended Rayo v Albacete fixture. As there is so little time until then, the league have ruled out friendly matches between clubs.
‘AS’ reported that La Liga have already made the decision. The competitive matches will be the first football there is in Spain. The Segunda match in Vallecas will be first and then the Seville next.
The decision comes one day after the Premier League gave their permission for friendlies to take place prior to the league’s resumption.
The Premier League, that said, have laid down geographical restrictions. No team will be able to move travel more than one and a half hours for a match apart from Newcastle United. They have special permission to travel further.
In La Liga, several clubs have apparently asked to play friendlies with their B teams. Real Sociedad did an experiment and played a game behind closed doors with their Segunda B reserve team. It took place under very strict health measures.