Real Madrid and Barcelona players take part in Esport tournament to fill football void

Riley Morgan
Sports Reporter

La Liga teams have announced they will take part in an online FIFA tournament during the suspension of all top flight football in Europe.

Real Madrid, Barcelona and Atletico Madrid players will all take part from self-isolation after La Liga was suspended in the wake of the coronavirus crisis.

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After the success of a one-off game between Sevilla and Real Betis, all 20 sides said they would participate in the tournament and play FIFA 20.

Spanish Esports announcer Ibai Llanos helped bring in the participants after his tweet reached the football teams and a number of players put their hands up.

Real Madrid star Marco Asensio beat fellow teammates Dani Carvajal and Thibaut Courtois to represent the team.

Marcos Llorente, who scored twice against Liverpool in the Champions League to knock them out, will represent Atletico Madrid.

Sergi Roberto will represent current La Liga leaders Barcelona.

With La Liga most likely suspended for a couple of months, this could be the only chance fans have of catching their team’s in action.

Barcelona and Real Madrid will both take part in the La Liga FIFA tournament. (Getty Images)

Other sport stars are also taking part in Esport competitions with F1 driver Max Verstappen just one of many racers to compete in an Esport racing simulation over the weekend to fill the gap left by the coronavirus-caused cancellation of Sunday’s season-opening Australian Grand Prix.

Footballer breaks isolation

Chelsea young gun Mason Mount will face some questions from manager Frank Lampard after he was caught out of self-isolation playing football with friend and West Ham player Declan Rice.

The $40 million star was in isolation after Blues players and staff were ordered to self-isolate for 14 days after winger Callum Hudson-Odoi tested positive for Covid-19 on March 12.

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However, Mount was pictured playing football at Trent Park Football Centre in Barnet on Sunday along with West Ham midfielder Rice – a childhood friend of Mount’s.

Chelsea’s players had been told to avoid public spaces and meeting with friends, as advised by health authorities.