The La Liga Santander Challenge continues as one player from each team takes control of their team in a FIFA tournament aimed at lifting fans’ spirits and raising money to fight coronavirus. So far, more than €7,000 in the first three matches has been raised. The games are narrated by some of the most famous voices from Spanish TV. The event’s organizers say it’s also a way to distract people while they continue to do the right thing by staying home to prevent the spread of the virus.
Today, Sergi Roberto’s Barcelona makes its debut in the tournament, taking on Edu Expósito’s SD Eibar in the Round of 16th. Eibar defeated Adri Embarba’s Espanyol in the playoff round yesterday to earn the right to play Barcelona.
That’s the fifth match today, though, so hang tight as we go through a few games first. However the livestream starts right now and you can watch by clicking here.
Order of matches:
Rubén García (Osasuna) vs. Aitor Ruibal (Leganés)
Sergio Reguilón (Sevilla) vs. Gorka Guruzeta (Athletic Bilbao)
Carlos Clerc (Levante) vs. Lucas Pérez (Deportivo Alavés)
Adnan Januzaj (Real Sociedad) vs. Marcos Llorente (Atlético Madrid)
Sergi Roberto (Barcelona) vs. Edu Expósito (SD Eibar)
Borja Iglesias (Real Betis) vs. Jason (Getafe)
Manu Morlanes (Villarreal) vs. Carlos Soler (Valencia)
José Antonio Martínez (Granada) vs. Marco Asensio (Real Madrid)