The Spanish league is expected to return by June 8 following the announcement by the government to ease restrictions imposed on the country since the outbreak of the pandemic.
Spain was one of the hardest-hit countries of the pandemic recording up to 1000 deaths a day during the heat of the pandemic.
All leagues in the country were suspended indefinitely in March.
The Spanish league has 11 matchdays left to play with Barcelone sitting on top of the table with a 2-point lead over rivals Madrid.
In an address to the nation, Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez disclosed that the decision had been taken to allow football return as restrictions are being eased.
He said, “Spain has done what it should and now new horizons are opening for everyone. The time has come to resume many daily activities. From June 8, La Liga will return to football.”
Spanish League President, Javier Tebas on Sunday indicated that the competition could restart by June 11 with the Seville derby between rivals Real Betis and Sevilla.
“It will depend on how the training progresses, but hopefully it will be possible to restart with our first match on Thursday, June 11,” Javier Tebas is reported to have said.
Both Prime Minister and the football President in their remarks pointed out that the return of the league is dependent on the progress made towards overcoming the pandemic and urged the public to adhere to the health and safety protocols.
Like in England, Spain is allowing teams to train in groups with 14 being the maximum per group.
However, that is likely to be reviewed upwards to allow the full teams to begin training together.