Spanish football evening headlines: Barcelona’s Camp Nou to become vaccination centre, first senior start for Real Madrid player and Spain prolongs travel ban

Spanish football evening headlines for 9 February.

Camp Nou to be vaccination centre

Tonight’s Barcelona news focuses on the Generalitat in Catalonia hopeful that the club’s Camp Nou stadium will become a vaccination centre for Covid-19.

Read more: Barcelona’s Camp Nou stadium to become Covid-19 vaccination centre

Barcelona's Camp Nou stadium

The stadium’s facilities, location, ease of accessibility and spaciousness are all said to be key in the proposal, which will be finalised by whoever is elected as Barcelona’s new president.

Park handed first Madrid start

The big team news for Real Madrid’s game against Getafe in La Liga tonight is midfielder Marvin Park being handed his first senior start for the club.

Marvin Park, in 2016 and today, Real Madrid

Read more: Marvin Park: The player of Nigerian and South Korean heritage starting for Real Madrid

Of Nigerian and South Korean heritage, the 20-year-old is making his third appearance for the club but first in the starting XI.

No Spain visits for English sides

Neither Atletico Madrid nor Real Sociedad can host Chelsea or Manchester United in their Champions League and Europa League games respectively.

Read more: Atletico Madrid cannot play Chelsea in Spain following government confirmation

Read more: Real Sociedad confirm match against Manchester United switched to Turin

Travellers from the UK, South Africa and Brazil are prohibited from entering Spain without a ten-day quarantine if they are not nationals, and exemption has not been granted for football games.

United’s game against La Real will now be played in Turin, with no confirmation of a venue yet for Atleti’s clash against Chelsea.

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