Serie A and La Liga edge one step closer to resuming their respective 2019/2020 seasons after both had announcements that leaving football fans excited.
Italian prime minister, Giuseppe Conte, said that individual training for Serie A players could start on 4 May, with players continuing to respecting social-distancing rules, and that team training could begin on 18 May.
On the La Liga front, league president, Javier Tebas, has put forward three potential restart dates for the matches: 29 May, 7 June and 28 June.
While nothing is set in stone, both authorities have indicated that they will adhere to implementations due to the ever-changing Covid-19 situation in both countries.
These include social-distancing measures, mandatory coronavirus tests and regular sterilisation of venues and equipment.
FIFA has also weighed in on the situation, and said that they will allow up to five substitutions per game if or when the leagues resume. This is so that players will have the opportunity to recover faster in lieu of the tighter schedule.
Thus far, it has also been reported that if the 2019/2020 league matches are given the green light to resume, they will all be played behind closed doors, and not all will be telecast LIVE.