Spanish soccer league to play this weekend
A judge ruled that Spanish soccer league matches must go ahead
this weekend despite a strike called by top clubs in dispute over
Madrid Judge Purificacion Pujol backed an appeal made by six
mid-ranking clubs – Sevilla, Villarreal, Athletic Bilbao, Real
Sociedad, Espanyol and Zaragoza – that opposed the strike.
The league announced the strike March 23, citing a lack of
progress in talks with the government over club demands that a law
guaranteeing one match per week is broadcast on free-to-air
television be revoked.
The clubs want to move to a complete pay-TV model like the
English and Italian leagues.