Barcelona and Sevilla are looking to postpone their opening La Liga fixtures of the new season in order to the play the Supercopa de Espana.
Andre Subies, new president of the Spanish Football Federation – has confirmed that both clubs may have to pull out of the first round of fixtures in order to play their first and second leg of the Supercopa.
Those two games will be played on August 12 and 19 – later than usual due to friendly obligations which see Barca in the United States.
Barca, who lost just one game in their quest for the La Liga title this season – also won the Copa del Rey against Sevilla, meaning the Andalusian side enter the Supercopa as runners up.
Whilst postponements by Spanish clubs have previously led to talk of a punishment or drop of points – it is expected that Subies will grant both clubs the chance to cancel their opening games.
“The dates are not yet clear and it’s difficult as Barcelona return on the 4th, and the games will need to be proposed as soon as possible between then and the start of La Liga,” maintained Subies, in an interview with Spanish radio.
“If there are no other alternatives it will be necessary for both teams to postpone their first League games of the 2018-18 campaign.”
After winning the La Liga title, Barcelona will play in the Champions League once again next season, whilst Sevilla will be looking to bounce back after a poor season under the coaching of Vincenzo Montella, who has since departed.