Given the global outbreak of COVID-19 and its presence in Spain, LaLiga has moved to the next phase of the protocol of action against the virus. In accordance with the measures established in Royal Decree 664/1997 of May 12, LaLiga Santander and LaLiga SmartBank competition was postponed as of March 12th, until at least at least the weekend of March 27th.
These measures are being evaluated in accordance with the ongoing quarantine across Spain and all dates are subject to review as the situation continues to unfold.
Other LaLiga competitions including LaLiga Genuine, the professional league for players with intellectual disabilities and the eSports league, eLaLiga Santander, have also been postponed.
As organizer of these competitions, LaLiga communicated its decision to the Spanish football federation (RFEF), the High Sports Council (CSD) and the clubs.
Throughout the entire process, LaLiga has been in constant communication with the health authorities and relevant sports bodies to ensure the appropriate decisions are taken. European football remains united at this time to do everything possible to protect the health of all those involved in our sport.
Once normality returns and this serious health risk diminishes, LaLiga will look to find the best possible way to complete the season. It is LaLiga's hope that all tournaments will be in a position to protect the health of all those who take part in and enjoy them while at the same time maintaining the integrity of each competition.