What’s been going on online now LaLiga is up and running?

The long-awaited Matchday 28 of the 2019/20 LaLiga Santander season took place over the weekend, with Spanish football finally completing its return to action. Clubs and players had been busy on social media throughout the coronavirus lockdown period and, with live football to talk about now as well, they’ve remained as active as ever online.

Taking a knee against racism

As protests take place around the world calling for real progress in the fight against racism, the clubs of LaLiga have made their voices heard. Clubs such as Valencia shared anti-racism messages on social media this past week, posting an image of their players taking a knee on the pitch. Real Madrid’s Marcelo, meanwhile, also took a knee after scoring in his side’s win over Eibar, an image that was also seen around the world.

https://twitter.com/valenciacf_en/status/1270307421030879238

https://twitter.com/LaLigaEN/status/1272247745076703233

 

Connecting fans from around the world

With LaLiga fans not able to pack out stadiums due to the COVID-19 pandemic, clubs thought up initiatives to keep fans as involved as possible. Real Sociedad, for example, called for their supporters from around the world to send in photos of where they’d be watching the team’s Sunday match against Osasuna from.

https://twitter.com/RealSociedadEN/status/1272136887306780673

 

Clapping for the ‘Applause to Infinity’ campaign

Applause is heard in the 20th minute of every LaLiga game now in tribute to healthcare and front-line workers who have helped Spain through the COVID-19 pandemic. Over the past weeks, fans from all over the world have been able to record their clapping and support for their team, with those recordings being put together to create a single mix. Various clubs and players have promoted this unique campaign on social media, keen to show their support.

https://twitter.com/LaLiga/status/1270370064848392192

 

Promoting a unique derby

Valencia and Levante faced off in a derby early on Matchday 28, and a special match required a special commemoration. A unique half-and-half matchday poster was shared on social media this week, with a play on words between ‘Levante’, ‘Valencia’ and ‘Levantemos’ – “let’s rise up” – being brought to life in stunning fashion.

https://twitter.com/LevanteUDen/status/1270401675749216259

 

 

Proposed LaLiga schedule for the next two weeks:

 

w/c 15th June

  • This Week in LaLiga… (Monday)
  • Best of LaLiga on social media (Monday)
  • Content Pack: Real Madrid vs Valencia (Monday)
  • Matchday 29 Preview (Monday)
  • Gallery: The best moments of the LaLiga restart (Tuesday)
  • Content Pack: Sevilla vs Barcelona (Tuesday)
  • Global Futbol: “The redeveloped El Sadar stadium, the pillar of Osasuna’s modernisation” (Wednesday)
  • Invisible training: Footballers and psychology in lockdown (Wednesday)
  • Matchday 30 Preview (Thursday)
  • Five things you may not know about Gerard Pique (Thursday)
  • Content Pack: Barcelona vs Athletic Club (Friday)
  • On This Day in LaLiga History – w/c 22nd June (Friday)

 

w/c 22nd June

  • This Week in LaLiga… (Monday)
  • Best of LaLiga on social media (Monday)
  • Matchday 31 Preview (Monday)
  • Global Futbol: TBC (Tuesday)
  • Gallery: 10 icons who won LaLiga as both a player and coach (Tuesday)
  • Club story: Why are Barcelona known as ‘Los Culés’? (Wednesday)
  • Matchday 32 Preview (Thursday)
  • Five things you may not know about Thomas Partey (Thursday)
  • Content Pack: Barcelona vs Atletico de Madrid (Friday)
  • On This Day in LaLiga History – w/c 29th June (Friday)

 

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