Spanish season set to kick off this weekend.
Spain’s top two divisions will finally get under way on Saturday after further strike action was averted.
Last weekend’s first round of matches was postponed with no deal agreed over a fund to protect players’ wages if their clubs are declared insolvent.
But talks between the Liga de Futbol Profesional (LFP) and Association of Spanish Footballers (AFE) finally reached a resolution on Thursday.
Real Madrid play at Zaragoza on Sunday and Barcelona host Villareal on Monday.
The original opening set of games are now set to played on 28 December subject to an agreement with the AFE.
This is because there is a clause in the players’ collective agreement barring fixtures during the festive period.
SOURCE: BBC Sport
It appears player power has won the day. By all accounts the LFP and AFE reached a compromise in relation to the call for a pool of funds to be collected to cover players who ply their trade for sides who fall into administration.
Currently six sides in La Liga are under some form of administration that has resulted in many players failing to receive wages or funds from bonus agreements made prior to administration.