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Tebas considering top La Liga teams for Monday night games

MADRID, SPAIN - MAY 30: Javier Tebas attends the presentation of Iker Casillas as Sportium Ambassador for FIFA World Cup 2018 on May 30, 2018 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Carlos Alvarez/Getty Images)
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LaLiga president Javier Tebas has confirmed plans to feature some of the games of the division’s biggest teams from next season.

The changes came as a result of the protest from fans demanding the involvement of the big teams suggesting it was boring to consistently watch the same teams.

However, some of the adjustment will help accommodate Sunday games and spread other games for Monday night to avoid clashes during the weekend.

“I always worry about people protesting. It is the same against me as it is against a third party,” he told Marca.

“We can now have another slot for games on Sunday at 2 o’clock in the afternoon and that is a possibility.

“A series of particular teams, those who don’t play in European competition, could play more on Mondays and we are looking at that other window.

“Television will dictate the priority of the games to be broadcast meaning that even the biggest teams such as Champions League sides such as Barcelona, Real Madrid and Atletico could also play on Mondays.

That is, of course, provided that they do not have any continental commitments that week.

In the Premier League, any team can play on a Monday night as part of their current TV rights deal.

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