The future of the 2019-2020 La Liga season is in question due to the coronavirus outbreak, with play suspended indefinitely. While it will be some time before the on-field champion is determined, the virtual champion will be decided this weekend.
19 of the 20 teams in the league are taking part in a FIFA 20 tournament hosted by Spanish esports announcer Ibai Llanos on his Twitch channel. Each team will be represented by a player from the team.
Llanos conducted a formal draw to set up the bracket Thursday afternoon. Six of the bottom seven teams (RCD Mallorca is not taking part) are playing in a Friday play-in round. They then advance to a Round of 16 that will take place on Saturday. The quarterfinals will follow, also on Saturday. The semifinals and finals are both set for Sunday.
Here is the complete schedule for the coming weekend of action. The player representing the team is in parenthesis next to his team.
Play-in round, Friday
Round of 16, Saturday
Game 4: CA Osasuna (Rubén García) vs. Game 1 winner
Game 5: Sevilla FC (Sergio Reguilón) vs. Athletic Bilbao (Gorka Guruzeta)
Game 6: Levante UD (Carlos Clerc) vs. Game 2 winner
Game 7: Real Sociedad (Adnan Januzaj) vs. Atlético Madrid (Marcos Llorente)
Game 8: FC Barcelona (Sergi Roberto) vs. Game 3 winner
Game 9: Getafe CF (Jason) vs. Real Betis (Borja Iglesias)
Game 10: Villarreal CF (Manu Morlanes) vs. Valencia CF (Carlos Soler)
Game 11: Granada CF (José Antonio Martínez Gil) vs. Real Madrid (Marco Asensio)
Game 12: Game 4 winner vs. Game 5 winner
Game 13: Game 6 winner vs. Game 7 winner
Game 14: Game 8 winner vs. Game 9 winner
Game 15: Game 10 winner vs. Game 11 winner
Game 16: Game 12 winner vs. Game 13 winner
Game 17: Game 14 winner vs. Game 15 winner
Game 18: Game 16 winner vs. Game 17 winner