Barcelona and Sevilla could be forced to postpone their opening La Liga games of the new season to play the Supercopa de Espana.
New Vice-President of the Spanish Football Federation, Andre Subies, has confirmed the pair may have to pull out of the first round of fixtures to play the two legs of the Supercopa on August 12 and 19.
An August 5 meeting between the clubs is unworkable as Barca do not return from their tour of the United States until August 4, as Subies explained.
“The dates are not yet clear and it’s difficult as Barcelona return on the 4th, and the games will need to be proposed as soon as possible between then and the start of La Liga,” maintained Subies, in an interview with Spanish radio.
“If there are no other alternatives it will be necessary for both teams to postpone their first League games of the 2018-18 campaign.”