To say that the Covid-19 pandemic has changed everything is obvious. But football is no stranger to it. Its most visible consequence is the lack of spectators in the stands, but its real effect goes beyond that, whether or not it is motivated by the strange atmosphere in the empty stadiums. In recent months, we've seen results that would have been unthinkable in a normal season. That leads us to think that this year can leave us with anthological and unforgettable outcomes.
We'll now look back at some of those bombshells that have already made their mark on recent football history... and they may not be the only ones.
Aston Villa's 7-2 win over LiverpoolLet's start with the latest news: Aston Villa's scandalous 7-2 win over Liverpool. Never before has a whole Premier League champion lost so resoundingly shortly after winning the title! Not even the bookmakers could have imagined such a shock, as the 7-2 result is not usually predicted at this level. For example, on Wanabet's website, the highest score is usually 5-0. In this sense, the 5-2 would be the closest and can be paid, easily, more than 100 to
1.Undoubtedly, a blushing goal bag that can cause crying .
or laughter. And this second option was chosen by his coach, Jürgen Klopp, who was surprised by the naturalness with which he handled the embarrassment. Perhaps, with an audience, his reaction would have been different...
Tottenham's 6-1 win over UnitedBut the last day of the Premier League offered another historic victory: Jose Mourinho's Tottenham 6-1 win over Manchester United at Old Trafford! If the Portuguese coach was known as 'Amarrategui', this result will change more than one mind. Not even Martial's early dismissal can be an excuse for the Red Devils, who, had they had their fans in the stands, would probably have had a fit of bullfighting shame. But the other day, not even that.
The 8-2 Bayern to Barça in ChampionsAnd although it is part of the last season, the humiliating defeat of the Barça to the hands of the Bayern in the quarterfinals of the Champions can be put in this sack of the 'soccer of the pandemic', to be carried out to empty door.
A defeat that shook the foundations of Barcelona and was about to cause the departure of Leo Messi. Luckily there were no fans in person... their faces would have been a poem!With these wicks, it's easy to think that this season is going to be more uncertain and unpredictable than ever. And we can already sense something of it with just a few days of the championship: Betis, that suffers from a rapapolvo in Getafe and after three days is placed as the provisional leader of the table, Cádiz, that makes the machada of winning with 9 players against Athletic in San Mamés... In short: although there are no fans and there is canned audio in the broadcasts, how beautiful it is this season on the verge of the Champions and with the next Euro on the horizon!.