Football will return to La Rosaleda on 12 June

The Malaga squad takes part in a joint jogging session at the Annex this week.
The Malaga squad takes part in a joint jogging session at the Annex this week. / SUR
  • The Malaga squad have returned to full training ahead of their first match after the restart against Huesca, followed three days later by a trip to Tenerife

Little by little, normality is returning to the world of football. LaLiga chief Javier Tebas this week announced the dates and times for the opening rounds of fixtures following the restart.

In the case of Malaga, their first match will be at home to Huesca on Friday 12 June at 7.30pm, which will be broadcast live on #Vamos, part of Movistar.

Just three days later (Monday 15 June, 9.30pm), the Blue and Whites will travel to the Canaries to take on Tenerife.

Details beyond that are not yet known but with two games played every week, the season is set to be completed by 19 July, with the 2020-21 campaign getting under way from 12 September.

Malaga haven't played a competitive match since losing 1-0 at home to Real Zaragoza on 8 March. It will have been more than three months (88 days) by the time the players return to the field of play.

Segunda will resume a day earlier, Thursday 11 June at 10.30pm, with the Rayo Vallecano-Albacete, abandoned at half time in December following chanting from the home fans directed against rival player Román Zozulya.

Granada-Getafe will get Primera up and running on Friday 12 (7.30pm), with the match day completed by Valencia-Levante (Friday, 10pm); on Saturday 13 by Espanyol-Alavés (1pm), Celta-Villarreal (5pm), Leganés-Valladolid (7.30pm) and Mallorca-Barcelona (8pm); and on Sunday 14 by Athletic-Atlético (1pm), Real Madrid-Eibar (7.30pm) and Real Sociedad-Osasuna (10pm).

Full training

With the restart now firmly on the horizon, players across the country have now begun full group training.

For Malaga, this was the first time that many players saw each other in the flesh since the start of the lockdown. Another novelty was that the squad is now permitted to make use of the changing rooms and the showers which serve La Rosaleda and the Annex, where training now takes place since the club cut its ties with the Ciudad de Málaga athletics stadium as a cost-cutting measure. The latter will be used more now that everyone can train together in order to prevent excessive damage to the playing surface.

Training now will focus on trying to simulate the rhythm for the remainder of the season, with quick recovery crucial with games every couple of days.