The strike affecting the top two leagues in Spain has been resolved meaning matches will go ahead this weekend.
Spanish season to get underway this weekendThe strike affecting the top two leagues in Spain has been resolved meaning matches will go ahead this weekend. The opening weekend of the Spanish season was postponed due to an ongoing dispute between the Association of Spanish Footballers (AFE) and the Spanish League (LFP) over the issue of unpaid wages. The AFE want a guaranteed fund to protect players' wages in the event of a club being declared insolvent. A number of Spanish clubs are struggling financially and the AFE claims around €50million (£43.7m) worth of wages remain unpaid. A deal has now been struck after the league guaranteed €50 million owed to over 200 players in unpaid back wages and reached an agreement to allow players to be released from their contracts if wages were not paid. A statement on the AFE website confirmed the matter was now resolved. "The committee of the AFE and LFP have reached an agreement that ensured, through various means, the salaries of footballers," it read. "After the meeting today between the AFE and the LFP, the strike scheduled for Friday August 26, Saturday August 27, Sunday August 28 and Monday August 29 is off."
La Liga live on Sky Sports this weekend:SATURDAY
Valencia v Racing (7pm, online on skysports.com)
Granada v Betis (9pm, Sky Sports HD4) SUNDAY
Atletico Madrid v Osasuna (11am, online on skysports.com)
Zaragoza v Real Madrid (6.30pm, Sky Sports HD1)
Sevilla v Malaga (9pm, Sky Sports HD1) MONDAY
Barcelona v Villarreal (8pm, Sky Sports HD3)