La Liga Confirm Fixture Schedule for 1st Matchday & Plan to Fill Stadiums With Fan Noise

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La Liga have confirmed the schedule for the first round of fixtures of the league’s restart, with Sevilla’s meeting with Real Betis set to get the ball rolling on 11 June.

Clubs in the division have been permitted to return to full training now after two weeks of close-contact practice, and league officials are gearing up for a full return to competitive action in the coming weeks.

Speaking to Movistar (via the league’s official website) confirmed that matches will be played on every day of the week, with the first gameweek to be played between 11-14 June.

The Seville derby will get things underway on Thursday evening and another two fixtures will be played on the Friday, before the vast majority of action is held over the weekend. Barcelona will be in action on Saturday evening when they travel to face Mallorca, while both Madrid sides will play on Sunday.

Atlético Madrid will face Athletic Club on Sunday afternoon, with Real Madrid’s clash with Eibar set to kick-start the action later that evening.

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The time slots for the games are liable to change depending on the weather. More than one midday game could be played at the weekend if it is safe to do so, and matches in the north of Spain could be moved into earlier time slots as the temperature is normally lower there.

On top of confirming the schedule, Tebas also revealed plans for Aplauso Infinito, which will allow fans from all over the world to record their applause to be played during matches in empty stadiums, in an attempt to liven up the atmosphere.

In the 20th minute of every game, this applause will be played over the speakers at every stadium to make it feel like fans are still inside the stadiums.

“The fans complete football from the stands and now that they cannot be there, due to reasons of force majeure, we have created this initiative, to make them participate in the return of the competition as much as possible and so that they can transfer their support to the heroes of COVID-19,” Tebas said.

“We want them to feel close to their clubs, even if they cannot be in the stadiums cheering at the moment. And, in this way, the players also feel the support of their fans.”

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