The Spanish forward managed Los Blancos and helped them to win their first title of the season amid coronavirus tension Asensio has not featured for his side this season after suffering a knee injury during their preseason tour Marco Asensio has switched his attention to managing a football team after coronavirus stopped all football activities until further notice. The Spanish League was initially scheduled for a return early next month but with the increase rate of the pandemic, the organisers have further postponed the resumption date. Asensio, who has not featured for Real Madrid so far this campaign managed to inspire them to glory in a FIFA 20 tournament.
The Spaniard won the title after recording a 4-2 victory over Aitor Ruibal-led team 4-2 in the final of the championship.
Real Madrid’s Marco Asensio won the LaLiga Santander Challenge over the weekend.
It was a FIFA 20 tournament; a player from each La Liga club participated (except Barca and Mallorca due to Konami)
The tournament watched by 170k people & raised more than €140k to fight COVID-19 pic.twitter.com/QwiLP0xJy5
— vumaSPORT (@vumaSPORT) March 23, 2020
According to Daily Mail, the 24-year-old forward took part in the game to help raise money to money for the fight of deadly coronavirus. COVID-19 has seen all football activities across the world halted and most players are using their time to do other things. Asensio opened the scoring for Real in the game as his side ran over their Spanish League rivals to win the title.
— Marco Asensio (@marcoasensio10) March 22, 2020
Luka Modric and Eden Hazard were also on target before the Spaniard completed his double late in the game to seal off the victory for his side. The attacker has not featured for his side this season having suffered a knee ligament injury in their preseason match against Arsenal in July 2019. He was on target for his Spanish league side before eventually being stretched out of the game staged in the United States.
A total of £129,000 was realised and Daily Mail reports that the money would be donated to UNICEF. The tournament on television in Spain to give the fans and stakeholders alike something away from COVID-19 that has taken over 13,580 lives worldwide and more than 1,720 in Spain.
Commending the initiator, Asensio said on Twitter: “It has been a spectacular tournament.
Na Marco Asensio go represent Real Madrid for LaLiga FIFA challenge and the tournament go dey streaming for Twitch
— Real Madrid in Pidgin (@rmadridinpidgin) March 20, 2020
“The goal was to have a good time, laugh, entertain ourselves in these difficult times for everyone, and donate in the fight against COVID-19. And we have succeeded. Congratulations @IbaiLlanos and all who have made it possible.”