Kathmandu: Spanish La Liga starts today. Valencia will face Getafe at home in the first game of the new season 2021-22.
The match at Mestalla Stadium will start at 12:45 pm Nepali time.Valencia, who finished 13th in the league last season, are aiming for a good start. Getafe finished 15th last season.
Mestalla will be attended by 40 percent of the audience. Which means 20,000 spectators will be able to reach the stadium and watch the game. Towards the end of last season, a total of 5,000 spectators were allowed to enter.
For the first time in 17 years, La Liga is operating without superstar Lionel Messi. Messi has been linked with a move to French club Paris Saint-Germain after Catalan club Barcelona were unable to keep him due to financial problems.
Barcelona will play the first game of the new season against Real Sociedad at home on Sunday. Similarly, Real Madrid will visit Alavजs.
Former champions Atletico Madrid will start the title defense with a game against Celta Vigo. Along with two Madrid clubs and Barcelona, Sevilla is also a title contender this time. Sevilla will start the league on Sunday with Ravo Vallecano.