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Official: Next two weeks of La Liga matches to be played behind closed doors

FC Barcelona v Real Sociedad - La Liga Photo by Alex Caparros/Getty Images

Due to the Coronavirus outbreak, all La Liga matches will be played behind closed doors over the next two matchdays. The move comes on the heels of Italy’s Serie A suspending all matches for the intermediate future.

“According to information from the Higher Sports Council, LaLiga Santander and LaLiga SmartBank matches will be played behind closed doors, starting today and lasting for at least two weeks.”

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For Barcelona this means the game away at Real Mallorca and at home to Leganes.

The decision is a wise one. It remains to be seen how long this will stay in effect or if matches will be canceled all together. However, the decision to prioritize public health over income from tickets is a preferred outcome.

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