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Why Spanish football season will restart a day earlier than planned

Spanish soccer season will now restart a day earlier than originally planned June 10 with the second half of a second division match between Rayo Vallecano and Albacete.

The match was abandoned in December after the referee ruled that there was offensive chanting in the stands. 

A statement from the federation said that both sides agreed to play the second half of the match without any spectators.

La Liga is scheduled to restart on June 11 after a three-month break due to the coronavirus pandemic. The second division will kick off on June 12 with four matches on the cards.  

The Rayo-Albacete match was goalless when it was abandoned at halftime after Rayo fans chanted against Albacete’s Ukrainian forward Roman Zozulya, accusing him of being a Nazi and belonging to far-right groups in his home country.

Zozulya signed in 2017 for Rayo, whose hardcore fans identify with Spain’s far-left and anti-fascist movements, but left the club without playing a match after supporters gave him a hostile reception at his first training session.

Zozulya has denied belonging to far-right groups.

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