Granada 4 - Real Betis 1: First ever game live streamed on Facebook Live

Friday night La Liga matches on Facebook Live here to stay

La Liga games on Facebook Live

Last Friday night, Granada and Real Betis played out the first official La Liga match on Facebook Live.

Whilst it may not have been the first La Liga match on Facebook Live due to the amount of illegal streams prevalent on the social media platform.

It was streamed legally on the La Liga official Facebook page as well as GOL TV’s page.

Las Palmas v Real Sociedad on Facebook Live

On Tuesday, La Liga have announced that this week’s Friday night game between Las Palmas and Real Sociedad will also be shown on Facebook live.

Las Palmas have been one of the most exciting teams in La Liga during 2016/2017. Real Sociedad are fifth and have a real chance of finishing in the top four.

La Liga have built up this game between two of the top scorers in La Liga, outside the very biggest teams such as Barcelona and Real Madrid.

“A commitment to innovation”

An official La Liga statement in the build-up to Granada v Real Betis announced: “This is a commitment to innovation, framed within the strategy of digital development of La Liga, with the goal that all fans of Spanish football can enjoy the league.”

The La Liga Friday night games officially on Facebook Live are available to viewers in Spain from 20:45.

It seems fair to say that this commitment to showing the La Liga Friday night game on Facebook Live now looks set in stone.

Great news for Facebook and La Liga, who could well profit after following the lead of Liga MX in Mexico and some state leagues in Brazil.

Related: The new battle ground for illegal live football streaming: Facebook Live.

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La Liga announce 2nd Facebook Live showing of Friday night match

La Liga announce 2nd Facebook Live showing of Friday night match

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