The world is changing, whether we like it or not. Social events around the world are being postponed or cancelled and the shape of ‘normal’ is altering. But people around the world are not letting that get them down. Take Spanish soccer teams Real Betis and Sevilla, who were due to play a La Liga match against each other this past weekend at the Servilla derby. Coronavirus, obviously, put paid to that idea.
Choose your champion(‘s league)
— Borja Iglesias (@BorjaIglesias9) March 15, 2020
Instead, the teams decided to settle matters another way — a player vs. player match on FIFA 20, using the digital versions of the real-life teams. Real Betis’ Borja Iglesias took on Sevilla’s Sergio Reguilón in the football game, online. And the match was broadcast on Twitch, because why wouldn’t you do that?
There were 60,000 fans in attendance to watch digital Real Betis take on digital Sevilla. And the teams put on quite a show, with Real Betis taking the match 6-5. Amusingly, striker Iglesias won the match by scoring the winning goal as himself.
Golazo de @BorjaIglesias9 para ganar el derbi. 👏🏼👏🏼💪🏼💚
Gracias a todos por este buen rato. Los hemos pasado muy bien con el partido y los comentaristas.
P.D: como cantaban mis peques los goles. (Bueno, y yo😅) @RealBetis #betisencasa #YoMeQuedoEnCasa pic.twitter.com/38KRcNZxpN
— Jcandrade (@jcandrade_m) March 15, 2020
Spain has been rather hard-hit by the coronavirus, coming in second to Italy in terms of… everything. It’s good to see that people are still finding ways to enjoy themselves, in spite of it all.