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Spanish football chief announces the end to Monday night La Liga games

Luis Rubiales.
Luis Rubiales. / P. Urresti
  • The decision came after supporters of Athletic, Alavés, Leganés, Rayo Vallecano, Levante and Girona joined protests against having to regularly play in this unpopular slot

From next season on, there will no longer be televised La Liga matches on Monday nights, the president of the Spanish Football Federation (FEF), Luis Rubiales, has announced.

"Business is important, but the fans are more important," he said, after supporters of Athletic, Alavés, Leganés, Rayo Vallecano, Levante and Girona joined protests against having to regularly play in this unpopular slot.

Due to not having any European commitments, these clubs have seen their attendances fall by being regularly selected to play on Mondays, while Champions and Europa League teams have been largely exempt.

The Monday fixture is expected to move to Sunday at 2pm, while Friday night football is set to be reviewed.