The COVID pandemic has affected all of us in some way. Lovers of sport, particularly soccer, were in for a big shock. League after league all over the world were suspended. Just how did this affect the gambling industry?
In a last-minute ruling, a Brazilian court overturned an earlier decision and allowed a league match featuring top club Flamengo to go ahead Sunday, despite 19 players testing positive for coronavirus.
Francisco Trincao, Miralem Pjanic, and Pedri made their competitive debuts for Barcelona in the league match against Villarreal. They came on in the second half and were good, although it's true that the score was already 4-0.
In 2010, Barcelona shook off their midweek Champions League semi-final exit with a comfortable 4-1 win at Villarreal. A great performance by Xavi and a double from Messi ensured the Blaugranes remained in the driver’s seat in La Liga’s title race. And despite having to endure a nervous opening against Villarreal where they could have gone two goals down, Pep Guardiola’s troops sauntered to a comfortable win thanks to first half gems from Lionel Messi, Xavi and Bojan Krkic, before the Argentine struck again late in the game after the hosts had pulled one back through Joseba Llorente.