On Monday, La Liga clubs, including Barcelona saw the return of group training – in groups of 10.
Up until Monday, clubs were allowed to practice individually in their own spaces, and the plan was to phase it into group training, with small groups of 10. So far, it has been successful. According to AS Diario, Barcelona and Atletico Madrid were the first few clubs to update photos of them in group training.
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Many lockdown restrictions are easing in several cities in Spain as well, excluding Madrid and Catalonia. Given that clubs follow the rules and safety regulations given by the government, teams are allowed to resume training within their own training quarters.
“This is a significant step forward on the road towards restarting professional football in Spain, which has been on hold since March 12 due to the COVID-19 pandemic,” read a statement from LaLiga.
The league’s president, Javier Tebas, who is aiming for a June 12 restart, told Movistar’s El Partidazo: “The start of the next phase in LaLiga’s Return to Training protocol is another step towards the restarting of the competition.
“It will be good to be able to set all training routines on an equal footing. It’s very important that every club have the same chance to be in good shape.