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ESL Fiasco to Maradona’s Death: A Glance At Football in 2020-21

The 2020-21 season in football was majorly played behind closed doors for leagues around the globe due to the ongoing pandemic. Though the competition was as fierce as ever before and records were broken, the 2020-21 football scene was not all rosy, with the world losing one of the greatest players ever to grace the sport, Diego Maradona

Here we take a look at the other major events in the world of football in 2020-21.

 

EUROPEAN SUPER LEAGUE FIASCO

Twelve of the biggest clubs across Europe tried to change the game of football forever as they introduced a closed-shop league called the European Super League. These clubs tried to deliver what had long been threatened in the game but due to immense furore by the supporters across the continent, the league collapsed within 48 hours of the initial announcement. 

 

LOSS OF AN IMMORTAL

The sport lost one of its immortals in Diego Maradona, as the legend succumbed to a heart attack at the age of 60. Maradona is often hailed as one of the best players ever and he was for sure the most gifted of the lot. His exploits in the 1986 FIFA World Cup inspired a whole generation of footballers as he captained Argentina to their second-ever World Cup victory. 

 

FOCUS ON ERADICATING RACISM

The 2020-21 season would also be remembered as one of the seasons where football took a stand against a long fighting issue of racism. Teams collectively took a knee ahead of their game in support of the ‘Black Lives Matter’ movement and the Premier League teams continued to do so till the very end of the season. 

 

GRAND MIX OF LEAGUE CHAMPIONS 

Bayern Munich raced to their ninth successive Bundesliga title in Germany and Manchester City easily regained the Premier League title in England. The La Liga in Spain saw a three-way horse race between Atletico Madrid, Real Madrid and Barcelona with Atletico emerging victorious. 
In France, Christophe Galtier’s Lille locked horns against the mighty PSG to knock them off their perch. In Italy, Antonio Conte’s Inter Milan denied Juventus the chance of making it 10 consecutive Serie A titles, while in Scotland Steven Gerrard’s Rangers enjoyed an invincible season in their race to grab the title.

 

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