Passionate debates around the kitchen table with detailed reports on the matches which never had, European football media are working overtime to give fans a welcome distraction when coronavirus crisis.
Former Tottenham, Barcelona and England striker Gary Lineker, an amateur cuisi even opened her home in order to satisfy the British public’s appetite for football to talk about sports.
as a presenter of the top highlights flight English long show Match of the Day , Lineker, ignoring social distancing guidelines host played the guests to regular studio Alan Shearer and Ian Wright around his kitchen table last week.
The match of the day was projected as a panel rather show that highlights Saturday with Lineker, Shearer etWright discuss the greatest captains of the Premier League era.
For once we did not speak of VAR as former Newcastle and Blackburn star Shearer detailed his memorable battles with Roy Keane Manchester United striker and former Arsenal Wright described his use of “franglais” to make conversation with teammate Patrick Vieira.
In what was to be the FA Cup quarter final weekend, the BBC has also filled the void of what would have been live games with classic last eight years of past competition.
Linker, 59, has been entered in the self-isolement after his son, aged 28, George told him that he may have contracted the virus.
In Italy, one of the most affected by the pandemic, the football media were focused on strengthening national pride.
Sky Sports have broadcast matches of Italy on their way to victory in the World Cup 2006.
Monday schedule was “a day spent together with Italian coaches who left their mark in England. “
There were segments on Claudio Ranieri, who led the tale as fairy Premier League Leicester triumph, Roberto Mancini, who won the title with Manchester City, and Carlo Ancelotti, twice winner in Chelsea .
In Spain, La Liga CLive Leganes lub tweeted their game that was not against Valladolid and the AS newspaper has a match report, while Cadena Ser comments also broadcast the “goal”.
Manolo Lama Cadena Copa Miguel Angel Roman of Movistar and Antoni Daimiel Cadena Ser – three of the most famous commentators of Spain – all commentatedsur playstation tournament in La Liga at the weekend, which was won by Marco Asensio Real Madrid and attracted more than 170,000 fans online while raising money for charity.
Much has received a French sports coverage of the weekend on the big clash between Marseille and Paris Saint-Germain, to be played on Sunday.
Sunday morning edition of the leading sports daily the “team had a photo montage in the first defender page of the current PSG Marquinhos giving chase to Chris Waddle in a Marseille shirt.
Inside, the paper pitched a dream team on each side (Waddle Marseille, Didier Deschamps, Didier Drogba and Jean-Pierre Papin et al, against PSG with Rai, Ronaldinho, Zlatan Ibrahimovic George Weah amd’autres NGOs).
The nostalgia was a recurring theme and Sunday evening Canal Plus filled the slot that should have been devoted to live coverage of Marseille PSG v showing highlights of matches between teams from the past decade .
showed Bein Sports 2018 World Cup victory final of France against Croatia at the same time.
German Sky television spent compiling rerun Bundesliga weekend packages featuring big goals and dramatic late winners.
Streaming Service DAZN set up each Champions League final since 1992.
Bild newspaper summed up the despair for the best sports drama.
They have teamed up with the site Livestream Chess24 to the World Chess Championship Candidates Tournament of Russia, under the title
Journal title “Finally , some sport “: fill the gap