Spanish Liga round to go ahead after court ruling
This weekend's Spanish Liga round will go ahead after a court ruling.
Athletic Bilbao, Real Sociedad, Real Zaragoza, Espanyol, Sevilla and Villarreal had launched an appeal after the Liga Nacional de Futbol Profesional (LFP) suspended the fixtures amid a row over television rights.
Villarreal general manager Jose Manuel Llaneza believes the decision was the only one that could have been made for the good of the game.
He told Radio Marca: "The strike would have been a stab in the heart of football.
"Football only sells hope and, if we kill people's illusions, we will kill football."
He added: "There are no winners or losers. The big winner is football."