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It is not so long since football left, but the reality is that it returns later than ever. The coronavirus crisis has caused The league It will start last summer and without the lights that signings are used to, despite the fact that the market does not close until October 5. The 2020/2021 season begins, that of coronavirus 2.0 with the lesson learned from what was experienced in the previous year but with some uncertainty hovering.
The League is here. Eibar and Celtic will open the competition this Saturday at 4:00 p.m. and will be followed by Pomegranate – Athletic (18:30) and the Cadiz – Osasuna (21:00). Four more games will be held on Sunday and there will be no football on Mondays for now. To see Real Madrid and Getafe we will have to wait for day 2 and to enjoy Barcelona, Atlético de Madrid, Seville and Elche, until day 3. Things at the end of the season so atypical.
These are not the only consequences of the pandemic. Fans in the stands of La Liga stadiums will continue to be missed with no date for their return. Soccer is watched from the couch for everyone’s health. This will continue to cause images as surreal as seeing Real Madrid, current champion, becoming owner and lord of the Alfredo Di Stéfano stadium. And rules such as the five changes and the calls of 23 players are maintained. Hydration breaks disappear by default, but there will still be ‘refresh’ times when needed.
And that with the uncertainty of not knowing if at some point we will have to stop again due to the situation of the pandemic. You arrive learned and more prepared so that they are not repeated ‘Fuenlabrada cases‘. We will have to live with the positives, but the outbreaks in the teams will continue to be monitored with a magnifying glass. The second game that a team does not have enough players due to contagions, the matches in which they do not appear will count as 3-0 losses.
Doubts and measures against them so that we do not run out of football again, which is what we all want to see again. The ball is rolling again this weekend and it is cause for celebration. It is true that the pandemic has also caused fewer new faces to be seen in La Liga this season and we have had to say goodbye to some of our stars who have emigrated to leagues such as the Premier League, to which it seems that the effects of the Covid-19 they have not reached him.
The champion and his favoritism
To get an idea, the champion, Real Madrid, has not spent a single euro this summer. Of course, he has not lost his status as a favorite and maintains his team with which he won his 34th League plus the addition of a Martin Odegaard which was one of the great revelations of last season and is now looking to confirm himself as a star in white. Zidane’s men have an advantage in all pools.
Messi and a Barça in ruins
Barcelona wants to regain its throne, but it is not in the best conditions to start the season with enthusiasm. At least you can do it with Messi, who at 33 may be playing the last of his Leagues after a summer in which Bartomeu and his Board did not let him leave their house. We will have to enjoy each Leo game as if it were the last, in case the flies.
Can Koeman lift a mortally wounded project? The culé revolution seems to have stayed halfway, with the only way out for the moment Ivan Rakitic. The signings do not arrive and it only seems to be close Depay, although it does not escape doubts. Bad market to lift your head.
Atleti and ‘their’ League
Madrid does not sign, Barça little and almost nothing he Athletic of Simeone. Saúl said that they feel they have a squad to compete with the other two ‘greats’ of the championship, but it differs a lot from the reality that was seen last season. Hopes are pinned on the explosion of Joao Felix that has yet to be seen.
Candidates for surprise
Curious that the signing of La Liga is not one of them three, but Real Sociedad. The return of David Silva It has been one of the best news of the summer and it generates excitement. As the fans of the Villarreal, who knew how to fish (and very well) in the troubled waters of the Valencia and this season also has the ‘phenomenon Kubo‘. Both teams are the great candidates to give the bell and dream of storming the Champions League positions.
Those from below and those recently promoted (having to inevitably highlight the return of Cádiz and their fans to Primera) want to follow the example that Granada gave last year, which rose to the top category and with a lot of work could get in for the first time in its history in Europe. La Liga always brings us wonderful surprises and how good it is to have it back.
[Más información: La Liga 2020/2021: onces de los 20 equipos y cuentas pendientes en el mercado de fichajes]