The long-awaited decision regarding the fate of the 2019/2020 women’s championship has finally come to an end.
In light of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic — and despite fears of a billion euros lost — the Spanish football federation decided to bring the league to a premature end on Monday. This decision includes also the second and third-tier divisions. As such, Barcelona — the leaders, on 59 points — have been awarded the Spanish title, their fifth in nine seasons.
RFEF also opted to cancel the remainder of the Copa de la Reina campaign and scrap relegations from the top flight. This means that Valencia and Espanyol — penultimate and bottom in the standings — will remain in the top tier for another season.
In addition, Eibar and Santa Teresa will be playing top-flight football in the upcoming campaign as the league will be expanded to 18 teams for just one season. Four teams will be relegated in 2020/21 and the league will return to the 16-team format for 2021/22.