Portugal to Offer Summer Football Feast With Daily Matches Amid Coronavirus Crisis

Portugal Premiera Liga to Have Daily Matches

The Premiera Liga of Portugal is going to offer the fans a fest of summer football, when it restarts after the novel coronavirus or COVID-19 stoppage, as matches are going to be played on almost every day as per the new fixture list that the league released on Saturday.

The championship is going to resume on June 3 with Portimonense against Gil Vicente and also Famalicao hosting leaders Porto. The 25th round of the fixtures is going to continue over the following three days with the second-placed Benfica at home to Tondela on June 4.

Portugal Premiera Liga to Have Regular Matches After COVID-19 Break

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After a rest day on June 8, the following round of matches will be spread over five days from June 9 to June 13. Subsequent rounds will also be spread over four to six days, with just a single rest day in between each, until July 21 when the penultimate round will be complete.

The league will announce the dates and order for the 34th and final matchday at a later stage when it is clear which teams are still fighting for the title, European places or to avoid relegation. Most matches will be played at 1900 or 2115 local time, with a few at 1700. Porto lead the 18-team table with 60 points from 24 matches, one ahead of bitter rivals Benfica, with Braga a further 13 points adrift in third.

(With agency inputs)

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