La Liga Official Statement
Official Statement Relating on the agreement reached on the competitions schedule for the 2015/2016 season.
In the afternoon of Wednesday August 19, 2015 an agreement has been reached related to the competitions schedule for the 2015/2016 season. LaLiga has been holding talks with AFE, in order to give a definitive solution about the schedule conflict. The agreement does not involve any compensation to LaLiga and allows to play one day at Christmas time, historical claim of LaLiga, so several actions are planned to make a successful match day. Given that December 30th, 2015 was scheduled to hold the charity match for UNICEF, appropriate contacts have been maintained with that institution in order to arrange joint actions for that day.
At the meeting of the Board of the RFEF held on Wednesday, it has approved a schedule to resolve the dispute that was held about the dates of the same, so it no longer makes sense the resolution of the Sports Council of last 11 August.
The amendments in the new schedule includes:
The 17th match day of Liga BBVA, that was scheduled for Sunday, January 3, 2016, happens to be played on Wednesday, December 30, 2015.
From that match day on, all schedule dates is brought forward one date, until we reach the May 15, 2016, when the 38th match day will be held.
The final of Copa del Rey, states for Saturday May 21, 2016, with the exception that if one or the two finalists had played the Europa League final on Wednesday, May 18, the Cup Final would be dispute on Sunday 22 May 2016.
The dates on which FC Barcelona will play their delayed matches by the dispute of the Club World Cup, which will, knockout round of Copa del Rey, October 28, 2015 (first leg) and 2 December 2015 (second leg). Barcelona will dispute the 16th match day of Liga BBVA on the 16/17 or 23/24 February 2016, on the date of the Champions League round of 16 in which they do not have to participate