Senior figures in UEFA, La Liga, and the RFEF have continued Talks but no specific return is being targeted at this Point
La Liga matches will be played behind closed doors if a solution can be found to find Spanish soccer back underway.
As things stand, there’s still no date set for such a return, but senior figures in La Liga and the Spanish FA (RFEF) admit that a gradual return to normality would need to be enacted.
Sources close to the situation indicated that fans could continue to be banned from stadiums to avoid another sharp outbreak of coronavirus in Spain as a consequence of these large crowds gathering.
In Spain, Valencia’s away game against Atalanta at the Champions League was tagged as a ‘biological bomb’ which served to quicken the outbreak of COVID-19 and overwhelm local health providers in both regions.
When the outbreak was contained to an acceptable level, soccer is expected to return, but governments and nightclubs will be extremely careful as to the broader influence of hosting events.
There’s some optimism from UEFA that, at a best-case situation, some continental competitions can be resumed in June.
On Wednesday, UEFA announced several additional suspensions of fittings, including the postponement of international fixtures scheduled for June and the outright cancellation of a childhood international tournaments set to happen over the summer.
But, AS reports it is not likely that stadiums will be permitted to open again until fall at the earliest.
There’s a strong desire from UEFA to finish the round of 16 in the Champions League and Europa League, but these games will surely be played behind closed doors if they do occur.
A range of European games have been played with no lovers, such as Valencia’s second leg against Atalanta in Spain, and Paris Saint-Germain’s comeback in the home to Borussia Dortmund.
But a large group of fans gathered outside PSG’s Parc des Princes for the match regardless while Liverpool’s match against Atletico Madrid, played at exactly the exact same time, happened in a packed-out Anfield.
Madrid had already emerged as an epicentre of this coronavirus outbreak in Spain, along with the decision to proceed with fans travelling from the Spanish capital to Merseyside was widely criticised.
Jurgen Klopp told Everton boss Carlo Ancelotti that he believed that the decision was”a criminal act”, a view with which the Italian consented.