Our new sad reality: playoff match and Champions League anthem for empty seats, many goals in silence
Because of the coronavirus, the return match of the 1/8 finals of the Champions League “Valencia” – “Atalanta” was held without spectators. In the first game, Atalanta won 4: 1, but the hope for intrigue lived on – Valencia is too unpredictable this season.
But looking at the empty stands of Mestalla, we recalled that we managed to give cool matches to Valencia at home with strong support. Fans still gathered, but in front of the stadium.
The pre-match shots at Mestall itself are disheartening. Players warming up in complete silence and emptiness.
The teams entered the field, the favorite anthem of the Champions League sounded. What were the players thinking while listening to the anthem and looking at the empty chairs?
There was only one fan on the podium. Rather, a statue of the famous fan of Vicente Navarro with a wonderful story.
Diakabi brought two penalties, Ilychich scored them, and then scored poker, Gameiro scored twice, and young Ferran Torres scored. “Atalanta” and “Valencia” gained seven goals for two – the Italians won 4: 3.
There was no one to celebrate goals with. Turning yourself on with the stands was pointless. We will soon get used to these frames, but it will be very difficult.
Ilicich has no one to brag about four goals in the Champions League playoffs – a grandiose result. Only if you calmly celebrate with partners. In silence.
Fans behind the stadium, the Champions League anthem for empty seats, seven goals in a match that was reminiscent of a friendly match. A very strange feeling and the only question in my head – and here, in general, the Champions League. According to the event, the match is worth calling it fiery. But to call it all the same does not work.
Everything that is happening still seems unrealistic.