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Sevilla and Betis players warm up before the start of their Spanish La Liga soccer match in Seville, Spain, Thursday, June 11, 2020. With virtual crowds, daily matches and lots of testing for the coronavirus, soccer is coming back to Spain. The Spanish league resumes this week more than three months after it was suspended because of the pandemic, becoming the second top league to restart in Europe. The Bundesliga was first. The Premier League and the Italian league should be next in the coming weeks. (AP Photo)

EA Sports in the game with Premier League and La Liga

Jun. 11, 2020 8:00 PM EDT

When EA Sports came up with its longtime slogan, “It’s in the game,” no one thought it would apply to what was literally happening on the field. But in another twist due to the coronavirus pandemic, the video game company is playing a part in the return of two of Europe’s top-flight...

In this Monday, March 9, 2020, Sevilla's head coach Julen Lopetegui speaks during an interview at the sport center of Sevilla, in Seville, Spain. The Seville derby between fierce southern rivals Sevilla and Real Betis will be the match kickstarting the Spanish league's first division this week after a wait of nearly three months due to the coronavirus pandemic. Thursday's highly popular game will be the first in the league since it was suspended on March 12 with 11 rounds left. (AP Photo/Tales Azzoni)

Spain’s most passionate derby gets league going again

Jun. 9, 2020 8:03 AM EDT

SEVILLE, Spain (AP) — It’s the one game that divides an entire city. It’s the most passionate rivalry in Spanish soccer. It’s more than a local derby. It’s the “Gran Derbi.” The match between fierce southern rivals Sevilla and Real Betis will be the one to...

Workers walk into Real Madrid's Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Spain, Monday, May 25, 2020. Spanish league clubs are now allowed to train with groups of up to 14 players as the league stays on track to restart in less than three weeks. (AP Photo/Paul White)

Liga to resume with Real Madrid playing at training center

May. 31, 2020 6:25 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — The Spanish league is resuming in less than two weeks with Real Madrid playing its games at the club's training center. Madrid will host Eibar on June 14 at the 6,000-capacity Alfredo Di Stéfano Stadium, a venue used mostly by the club’s “B” team at the Ciudad Real...

FILE - In this May 28, 2011 file photo, Barcelona's Lionel Messi celebrates scoring against Manchester United during their Champions League final soccer match at Wembley Stadium, London. L is for Lionel Messi. The driving force behind Barcelona's most recent successes, Lionel Messi's current total of 114 goals is second only to Cristiano Ronaldo, and sets them both up as the joint greatest players of this generation. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, File)

Spanish soccer league to resume full team training

May. 30, 2020 3:56 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — The Spanish league says full team training sessions will resume Monday, ahead of the first match to be played following the coronavirus stoppage. La Liga said the government gave authorization on Saturday for squads to practice together. Until now, players had been limited to individual...

Workers walk into Real Madrid's Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Spain, Monday, May 25, 2020. Spanish league clubs are now allowed to train with groups of up to 14 players as the league stays on track to restart in less than three weeks. (AP Photo/Paul White)

Spanish clubs now allowed to train with groups of 14 players

May. 25, 2020 9:03 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Spanish league clubs are now allowed to train with groups of up to 14 players as the league stays on track to restart in less than three weeks. Only 10 players were allowed in group training last week because of confinement restrictions that are gradually being lifted across the hard-hit...

In this photo provided by Atletico Madrid, team players take part in the first group training session in Madrid, Spain, Monday May 18, 2020. All Spanish league clubs can begin group training sessions this week despite stricter lockdown restrictions remaining in place in parts of Spain because of the coronavirus pandemic. (Atletico de Madrid via AP)

Spanish league wants to resume with Seville derby on June 11

May. 24, 2020 6:04 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — The president of the Spanish soccer league said Sunday the competition could restart as early as June 11 with the Seville derby between Sevilla and Real Betis. Javier Tebas made the announcement a day after Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez said that the league would be allowed to...