It was all delight for football fans when it was announced that the Spanish La Liga top division was going to start after a long break (3 months), kind kindness of COVID-19.
It was difficult for football authorities to come out with this decision, particularly after Spain has recorded more than 240,000 affirmed cases of Covid-19, including more than 27,000 deaths.
LA Liga officially started on Thursday June eleventh, 2020, with Sevilla beating Real Betis 2-0 with goals coming from Ocampos through a penalty in the 56th minute and Fernando sealing the win a 62nd goal.
Runner up Real Madrid will host home games at its 6,000-seater Alfredo Di Stefano arena, where the club’s subsequent group plays while redesigns proceed at the 81,000-seater Santiago Bernabeu arena.
As the league returns, Barcelona sits at the top of the table with 58 points, two in front of Real Madrid, while third-place Sevilla is 9 points untied of Los Blancos.
Should Barcelona hold the title as league champions, then for the third time in succession, that will be Lionel Messi’s eleventh La Liga title of his career, which means he would just be one behind the record of 12, as of now held by Real Madrid legend Francisco Gento. In the event that Barcelona win La Liga, Messi will have won 11 Spanish league titles in his career.
Barcelona is idealistic to win the league, particularly after the arrival of Luis Suarez who has been missed by fans after a knee injury.
Meanwhile, at the bottom of Spanish LA Liga table is Espanyol, who is currently propping up the table with just 20 points from 27 games.