After originating from China Corona have travelled across the world. In its journey, Corona has changed numerous things in this world. It led to the death of many people, sentenced people to poverty and unemployment, shook economies of developed nations, cancelled various sports events around the globe. Football has been heavily affected by Corona. Various Leagues have been suspended or cancelled due to this global pandemic. We will see the impacts and charity done by footballers after the Corona wave.
In the top 5 football Leagues in Europe, French League (Ligue 1) has been cancelled by Professional Football League (LFP). The table-toppers Paris Saint German (PSG) is awarded the title. France’s national court has blocked teams from being relegated from Ligue 1 after the 2019/20 season was cut short in April. Amiens and Toulouse will remain in Ligue 1 next season.
Football returns in the remaining 4 Domestic Leagues as shown
After the Corona wave, Germany was the first place where football returned. Bundesliga resumed on May 16. Since then matches are held in an empty stadium. Table-toppers Bayern Munich are 7 points ahead of Borussia Dortmund at the moment. With 8 matches to go and considering Bayern’s squad depth another Bayern victory seems inevitable.
Spain (La Liga)
Football is set to return La Liga on June 11 on empty stadiums. FC Barcelona and Real Madrid is just 2 points away from each other with Barcelona leading the table. With 11 matches remaining squad and determination of both teams make it difficult to predict La Liga winners.
England (Premier League)
English football will return on June 17. With 25 point lead and 9 match weeks remaining, Liverpool will now surely win a League title after 30 years. Second-placed Manchester City can concentrate on UEFA Champions League as winning Premier League is beyond their reach.
Italy (Serie A)
June 20 is the day when football return to Italy. With 12 more game weeks, Juventus is just 1 point ahead of Lazio which makes Serie A title contest nail-biting. Inter Milan played one matchless. If Inter wins that match point difference between Lazio and Inter will be reduced to 5. In the current state Serie, A title race is much close compared to the other 3 Domestic Leagues.
UEFA Champions League and Europa League
All matches of the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 are not completed. Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund is knocked out by Atletico Madrid and PSG respectively. Any match of Europa League Round of 16 is not played. Champions League and Europa League restart is not decided until now. Various options are reviewed including localized mini-tournament. It may be happening in July- August.