La Liga new football season returns
Football fans now look forward to the imminent return of La Liga action, with the first round of the 2020-21 season scheduled September 11-14 2020.
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The 2020-21 La Liga season will open with a shortened round as clubs like Real Madrid, Barcelona, Atletico Madrid and Sevilla will be absent due to their participation in the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League’s recent mini tournaments.
Despite Barcelona not being scheduled to play until much later in the month, they are the team dominating the headlines in La Liga over the possible departure of Lionel Messi. The Argentine forward, after nearly two decades at the club, has had enough of Barca’s mismanagement and ailing form, with the shocking 8-2 loss to Bayern Munich last month seemingly the last straw.
Messi has formally requested a transfer from Barcelona and believes a clause in his contract
allowing him to leave on a free transfer has been activated, though the club and La Liga both say
his €700 million release clause remains the only valid way to terminate his deal, which runs until next June.
Messi has failed to appear for Barcelona’s pre-season coronavirus testing and training, and he looks set to stay away from the Camp Nou until a move is completed. The favourites to sign him are Premier League giants Manchester City – which would see a reunion between Messi and Pep Guardiola – while Paris Saint-Germain are another contender.
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