SuperSport viewers on DStv and GOtv can look forward to Round 1 action from the 2020-21 La Liga season, with matches scheduled for 11-14 September 2020.
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The 2020-21 La Liga season will open with a shortened round which sees the absence of Real Madrid, Barcelona, Atletico Madrid and Sevilla due to their participation in the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League’s recent ‘mini tournaments’.
Despite the ‘heavy hitters’ being absent, there remains some great football to be played over the weekend, with the pick of matches coming from the ‘Derby del Turia’ between Valencia and Levante at Estadio de Mestalla.
The hosts, who boast Central African Republic midfielder Geoffrey Kondogbia, will have their first competitive match under new manager Javi Gracia. Danish player Daniel Wass has praised the influence of the former Watford manager: “He has good ideas, he wants us to play with a lot of intensity and that’s good for us, we also train like that and I like it a lot.”
Elsewhere, Nigerian fans will be glued to the screens for the clash of Villarreal and newly-promoted Huesca. The Yellow Submarine will be hoping for another strong campaign from Super Eagles star Samuel Chukwueze, who played such a key role in powering the team up the log after last season’s ‘restart’.
Huesca themselves boast a Nigerian star in the shape of Kelechi Nwakali. The 22-year-old, who was the player of the tournament at the U-17 World Cup in 2015, spent three years at Arsenal but failed to make a single competitive appearance before moving away from North London last year.
Now in his second season at Huesca and poised to make his La Liga debut, Nwakali is being backed to succeed by Nigerian football legend Emmanuel Amuneke: “I believe he has realised the mistakes he made. And now that his team have been promoted to La Liga, it is his big chance to get back to top reckoning.”
Other matches to look out for include Cadiz hosting Osasuna for their first La Liga match in 14 years, Athletic Bilbao heading to Estadio Nuevas Los Carmenes to take on Granada, and Real Sociedad – one of last season’s surprise packages – looking to revive their form with an opening clash at Real Valladolid.
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La Liga fixtures and broadcast details, 11-14 September 2020
Friday 11 September
21:00: Granada v Athletic Bilbao – LIVE on SuperSport LaLiga, SuperSport Football, SuperSport GOtv LaLiga, SuperSport GOtv Football and SuperSport Maximo 360
Saturday 12 September
16:00: Eibar v Celta Vigo – LIVE on SuperSport LaLiga and SuperSport GOtv LaLiga
21:00: Cadiz v Osasuna – LIVE on SuperSport LaLiga, SuperSport Football, SuperSport GOtv LaLiga, SuperSport GOtv Football and SuperSport Maximo 360
Sunday 13 September
16:00: Real Valladolid v Real Sociedad – LIVE on SuperSport LaLiga and SuperSport GOtv LaLiga
18:30: Villarreal v Huesca – LIVE on SuperSport LaLiga and SuperSport GOtv LaLiga
21:00: Valencia v Levante – LIVE on SuperSport LaLiga and SuperSport GOtv LaLiga
Monday 14 September
21:00: Deportivo Alaves v Real Betis – LIVE on SuperSport LaLiga and SuperSport GOtv LaLiga