( Reuters) – A crunch Spanish 2nd division match in between Deportivo La Coruna and Fuenlabrada was held off on Monday after several Fuenlabrada gamers checked favorable for coronavirus, the Spanish league said in a statement.
” After discovering favorable cases in CF Fuenlabrada, the Spanish football federation (RFEF) and La Liga have actually mutually consented to delay the RC Deportivo – CF Fuenlabrada match,” La Liga said on its main site (www.laliga.com).
” The tracking commission has also equally agreed to play the other matches of matchday 42, understanding that this is the service that best protects the health of the players and the overall stability of the competitors.”
Following the last round of matches on Monday, Fuenlabrada were left needing a draw to jump back into 6th location and clinch a playoff-promotion berth.
The results likewise relegated La Coruna to the third tier of Spain’s soccer pyramid for the first time in 40 years along with Numancia, Extremadura and Racing Santander.
Top-of-the table Huesca and second-placed Cadiz had earlier secured automatic promo to La Liga while Zaragoza, Almeria and Girona clinched the other 3 promotion playoff berths.
Composing by Zoran Milosavljevic, modifying by Pritha Sarkar