CWhen the coronavirus health crisis, confinement and the Alarm State are just a bad memory, we will realize how much we have changed. Society and the way of life will not be the same as before we were forced to shut ourselves up at home. Neither will football, neither on or off the field of play. The covid-19 has hit the king of sports like other activities, forcing its actors to set foot on the ground.
This Friday is a month without initial whistles, without the ball rolling, without goals, without the VAR … A time in whichThe league, theRFEFYAFEhave continued their wars,MessiYBartomeuWith their encounters, many players have tested positive for coronavirus and others have seen how they have had to lower their wages or accept aERTE. All this and much more … in just 30 days.
In Ipurua and Mestalla
The first public match in the stands in our country due to this coronavirus crisis was played in Ipurua, on March 10. Eibar and Real Sociedad faced each other in a clash that had already been postponed in their day and the txuriurdin took the victory (1-2). Until today, the last goal in the league has been scored by the gunsmith Charles, although it was of little use.
An hour later, in Mestalla and with the covid-19 expanding through the north of Italy, Valencia and Atalanta the faces were seen, also behind closed doors. Those of Celades not only failed to achieve the machado to continue in Champions but they fell (3-4) with four goals from Ilicic. Since the referee decreed the final whistle, there has been no further play in Spain.
With the Alarm State just started, on March 15, the first player of the highest category who recognized having coronavirus appeared:Ezequiel Garay.Two other teammates would also make it public,GayYMangala, like Camarasa, the delegate, or Aliaga, of the medical body.
Other Primera clubs that the covid-19 has notably affected are theAlavs, with 15 cases, and theSpanish. Up to 10 positives recognized Abelardo, including Leandro Cabrera and Wu Lei. In Second, Jonathas, footballer of Elche, also tested positive.
The between LaLiga-AFE-RFEF
Play again or not. Do it every 48 hours or every 72. Television rights and the economic problem if the competition does not return. LaLiga, AFE and RFEF maintain a powerful tug-of-war during the break to see when and under what conditions the return would take place.
For now,the agreement between AFE and RFEF is that it will only be played, at least, every 72 hours, which greatly complicates LaLiga’s most pessimistic calendars. The establishment that presides over Thebes estimates in 1,000 million the losses if the championship is not finished. LaLiga distributed the covid-19 tests among the clubs to see the extent of the disease in the teams. Valladolid, Eibar and Osasuna, among others, did not accept them.
The Champions and the Cup
When will the Champions League final be played? And the cup one? Well as with LaLiga, nobody knows. The date for the final of the maximum continental tournament was considered on June 27, but it was never made official.
HeBasque derbyThe deciding champion but also lives in uncertainty. There is no date for the duel of La Cartuja, although both RFEF and Athletic and Real Sociedad are convinced that it will be played … and they hope it will be with the public.
Football and ERTE
The clubs have paralyzed their activity and they are stopping billions of euros from this global crisis. That is why Barcelona, Seville, Atltico, Alavs and Espanyol, in First, and Las Palmas, Racing, Tenerife, Zaragoza, Ponferradina, Lugo, Albacete and Elche, in Second, have had to apply ERTE between players, technical staff and / or workers to save their economies.
Others like Celta, Betis, Osasuna, Granada and Real Madrid, although they will not do ERTE, s have agreed salary cuts for soccer players and / or workers. Valencia and Villarreal negotiate it. The biggest controversy in this matter was carried out by Messi and the Bara Board of Directors, with a statement from the Argentinean accusing the club of putting the players under the magnifying glass.
Fuenlabrada and Biel Ribas
With the contracts ending on June 30, and being clear that if LaLiga resumes, it will go beyond that date … the first termination of a footballer. Biel Ribas did not reach an agreement to extend his relationship with Fuenlabrada.
A month without football. No one could believe it 30 days ago. Now the priority is another. * l