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Spanish court rules matches to be played Fridays not Mondays

 LaLiga president Javier Tebas during an event held in Madrid, July 1, 2019. EPA-EFE FILE/Kiko Huesca

LaLiga president Javier Tebas during an event held in Madrid, July 1, 2019. EPA-EFE FILE/Kiko Huesca

Madrid, Aug 9 (efe-epa).- A Spanish court has ruled that matches of the first and second-tier soccer leagues can be held on Fridays but not Mondays.

This means that Spain’s top-flight competition LaLiga will kick off on Friday, 16 August, with an Athletic Bilbao-Barcelona match, as it was initially scheduled, LaLiga confirmed on its Twitter account.

A Madrid court on Friday overturned a verdict by a judge at the Royal Spanish Football Federation regarding the schedule of domestic soccer competitions.

In July, an RFEF competition judge changed the fixtures of the first three matchdays announced by LaLiga, saying that the encounters should be played only on a weekend.

The schedule was extending each matchday fixture across four days, from Friday to Monday.

Afterward, LaLiga president Javier Tebas decided to move the case to the ordinary justice system, stating that the RFEF’s decision would cause negative financial consequences when it comes to TV broadcasting rights.

Following the announcement, RFEF’s president Luis Rubiales posted to his Twitter account expressing his satisfaction, attaching photos of fans at the stands lifting placards against playing matches on Mondays.

“Very happy,” he wrote.

“THE DESIRE OF THE FANS is fulfilled.”

He also said that he was in favor of Friday fixtures.

LaLiga published an official statement on its website, saying that it “does not agree with the decision and will proceed to exercise its right to file an appeal”.

The body also added it would do its best to satisfy all the fans, those who attend the match at the stadiums and also those who pay their TV subscriptions to watch LaLiga and LaLiga 1/2/3 (second-tier competition).

“LaLiga will initiate individual contacts with the operators that transmit our football and will do everything possible so that the affiliated Clubs and public limited sports companies have the least possible damage,” the statement continued.

As a result of the ruling, LaLiga and LaLiga 1/2/3 Monday’s fixtures will have to be re-scheduled. EFE-EPA

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