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La Liga Considering Changing Format - Report

Matches may not be played in the same order again

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La Liga President Javier Tebas wants to change up the format of the league, according to a report from Diario SPORT. The current format consists of two halves, which are exact mirrors. The matches from round 1 are repeated in round 20, except the home and away sides switch. Round 2 mirrors round 21, and so on. Barcelona played Real Betis at home in round 1, and will play them away in a few weeks.

Tebas wants to switch it up, and follow what the Premier League and the UEFA Champions League do: make both halves of the schedule random. That way, matches are not mirror copies all the way through, instead, there is unpredictability.

La Liga is worried that the Premier League is getting close to them in terms of quality, and they want to increase excitement for the league. Would this switch help?

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