Players' union set for court over schedule

The union said in a statement on Monday on its website it would start proceedings at a Madrid labour court on Wednesday.

It is unhappy that kick-off times for the five January 2 games are spread out between 4pm (1500 GMT) and 10pm local time on a day that is typically a holiday for its members. The other five matchday 17 games are scheduled for January 3.

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