La Liga to end this week?

Reports in the Spanish Press have suggested that La Liga could end this weekend as a result of the country’s labour laws.

The Spanish Footballers’ Association (AFE) confirmed on Thursday that Spain’s top two divisions would hold an indefinite strike from May 16, which would affect the final two rounds of fixtures plus the Copa del Rey final between Athletic Bilbao and Barcelona on May 30.

However, a report in Friday’s Marca claims the matter is set to go beyond football and become a legal matter, with sources from La Liga admitting to the newspaper: “We don’t know what will happen.”

Spanish labour law states that the days affected by strikes are not recovered, thus implying this weekend will be the last in the top tier and that the table will be decided without Weeks 37 and 38 being disputed.

Nevertheless, it could create a snowball of conflicting interests as the clubs who achieve mathematical survival in Week 36 may opt to rely on the Spanish Constitution, while those vying for the title and European places will inevitably want the remaining two matches to be fulfilled.