European soccer has raised the curtain since few weeks after the stops generated by the global pandemic. In fact, a UEFA Champions League match between the Italian team Atalanta Bergamasca Calcio and the Spanish team Valencia FC was judged by experts as one of the major carriers of the spread of the pandemic in early March, between Italy and Spain.
But, now that the various leagues have resumed playing (without crowds) here is what is happening in the major European tournaments. English Premier League Liverpool FC won the title after Manchester City's draw against Chelsea.
European champions brought the title back to Anfield 30 years after the last time. The team led by manager Jurgen Klopp and stars Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mané and Roberto Firmino conquered the 19th national title in its history, with 23 points ahead of Manchester City led by Josep Guardiola.
German Bundesliga FC Bayern Munich won the 30th national title in its history, with 13 points ahead of rivals of BVB Borussia Dortmund. The star of the tournament was Polish striker Robert Lewandowski, who made 34 goals this season, his record since playing for Bayern Munich.
What about Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi
Italian Serie A Juventus FC, winner of the last 8 national titles and a total of 35 Italian Serie A, leads with four points of advantage on Lazio SS. With 11 matches at the end of the League, and with the big match between Juventus and Lazio, in Turin, Cristiano Ronaldo's team has every chance of winning his 36 Italy Serie A and the 9th title in a row.
It would be the first title for manager Maurizio Sarri, winner of the 2019 UEFA Europa League with Chelsea. Spanish La Liga Real Marid CF leads the tournament with an advantage of one point over Barcelona FC. However, players trained by manager Zinedine Zidane have to make up for a match and potentially could have 4 points ahead of rivals, with 5 matches still to be played.
Lionel Messi's team is going through a difficult moment between the players and the manager Quique Setien: the reasons for the disagreements are some tactical choices and the exchange of players that will bring the midfielder Miralem Pjanic from Juventus to Barcelona and the midfielder Arthur Melo from Barcelona to Juventus.
French League 1 In France it was decided to not come back to play after the lockdown. The ranking was frozen before the restrictions, and PSG was proclaimed champion of France, despite some controversy. Neymar's team won the title despite only 27 matches played, but with 12 points on the rivals of Olympique Marseille.