Toni Kroos wants to return to Bayern Munich (diarioMadridista)
It’s almost comical how many borderline satire news sources infest the Spanish media. This time, you have El Chiringuito TV (via DiarioMadridista) claiming that Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos wants to return to Bayern Munich, and the club has intensified talks to sign him this summer.
Putting aside the fact that Kroos literally just extended his contract with the Blancos, and that he’s repeatedly said that he never wants to come back to Germany — why would Bayern even need a new midfielder? The club are already bursting at the seams because of an overstuffed midfield. Adding someone like Kroos, who no longer fits the system, and is already 30 years old, makes no sense.
Thankfully, the rumor is nonsense, so you don’t have to give it any more thought.
Daniele Rugani has tested positive for the coronavirus (BWRAO)
Juventus center back Daniele Rugani becomes the first high-profile player to test positive for COVID-19, putting the club’s game against Lyon next week into serious doubt. It was always likely to be postponed, but now it seems like the whole squad might have to go into quarantine.
Bayern players practice their celebrations in training
David Alaba and Joshua Kimmich in today's training [Bild] pic.twitter.com/TxoeynDYjh— Bayern & Germany (@iMiaSanMia) March 11, 2020
La Liga suspended due to the coronavirus
After Serie A, yet another major domestic football league falls prey to the disease. Spain’s La Liga has been suspended for the next two weeks:
OFFICIAL: La Liga season suspended at least for the next two weeks.— Lucas Navarrete (@LucasNavarreteM) March 12, 2020
Given the state of things in Germany, it won’t be long before things grind to a halt there as well. Already, most matches this week will be played behind closed doors — literally “ghost games” in German. However, if all the sport doesn’t stop, there’s nothing to keep fans from gathering together to support their team, even outside the stadium. There’s also the fact that players and staff also face the risk of getting infected.
Looks like this season is going to be the weirdest one for some time.
Borussia Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc calls out Neymar
Liverpool got Atletico’d
Oof, look at that xG map. Flashbacks to 2016.
xG map for Liverpool - Atletico Madrid— Caley Graphics (@Caley_graphics) March 11, 2020
sometimes in football, one keeper has a great game, one team takes a few great shots, the better team doesn't win pic.twitter.com/L64tmtFENH