The entire football landscape has changed due to the Coronavirus pandemic, and all leagues around the world have faced major decisions to prevent the further spread of the disease.
As you may already know, the World Health Organization has classified the coronavirus as a pandemic since Monday, and proper measures must be implemented to keep the infection toll from rising. So, with that in mind, La Liga has finally decided to postpone all games for the next two weeks in order to avoid massive gatherings of people, as per the WHO's recommendations.
The Spanish top-flight had decided to play all Primera División and Segunda División games behind closed doors, but that changed when Real Madrid players were placed under a quarantine. Los Blancos share their training facilities with Real Madrid's basketball team, and a player from that team has been diagnosed with coronavirus. With that in mind, the Spanish capital giants were placed under a 14-day quarantine.
Once Real Madrid revealed the news to the world, La Liga made the decision to postpone its domestic tournament for the next two weeks.
UPDATE: La Liga has now suspended the league indefinitely due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Spain is one of Europe's worst-hit countries and the league organizers decided to postpone the top-flight competition until it is safe to resume the season.
Official statement.— LaLiga English (@LaLigaEN) March 23, 2020
Spanish football competitions postponed until further notice as agreed by RFEF-LaLiga.
FAQ - How is the Spanish league dealing with the Coronavirus pandemic
When will La Liga return to action?
The Spanish top-flight will reportedly return to action right after the international break, which was set to take place between March 23 and March 31. Nevertheless, that date is subject to change if the virus is not contained.
UPDATE: Leganes manager Javier Aguirre revealed that La Liga plans on returning on June 20. Furthermore, he stated that the Spanish top-flight intends on wrapping up the season by July 26.
Will any games be played behind closed doors?
No. Although the initial decision was to hold games behind closed doors, La Liga has effectively suspended all games until further notice.
Who will win the league if the 2019-20 season is canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic?
As of now, Barcelona has a two-point advantage over Real Madrid, which makes them the top candidates to win the league if its ultimately canceled.
What are some of the top games not being played in La Liga after this decision was made?
Real Madrid vs Eibar
Mallorca vs Barcelona
Sevilla vs Real Betis
Athletic Club vs Atlético Madrid
Real Madrid vs Valencia
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