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Atletico Madrid's Llorente names dog Anfield after knocking Liverpool out of Champions League

La Liga releases a video to thank those still going to work amid the coronavirus crisis in Spain.
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Julien Laurens explains why Belgium ending their season due to the coronavirus could impact other league decisions.

Atletico Madrid midfielder Marcos Llorente has named his dog "Anfield" after he scored an extra-time brace to knock holders Liverpool out of the Champions League last month.

Llorente scored two goals in the round-of-16 second-leg at Anfield to lead Atletico to a 4-2 aggregate victory over Liverpool. The 25-year-old had scored just once for the Spanish club before the game, with his brace handing Liverpool their first home defeat for 25 games in the European competition.

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How Atalanta's feel-good Champions League story became a 'biological bomb' for coronavirus in Italy, Spain

At the end of their sensational and surreal Champions League elimination of Valencia in Spain on March 10, a 4-3 second-leg win (8-4 on aggregate) in an empty stadium Atalanta's players gathered in front of a TV camera, holding up a T-shirt with a dedication written across the chest. "Bergamo, this is for you," it read. "Móla mía."

Written in local dialect, that last phrase translates to "never give up". It could have been a fitting slogan for soccer's latest fairytale story. Atalanta,...

Coronavirus: Liverpool-Atletico Madrid UCL tie played a role in rise - chief doctor

Craig Burley weighs the pros and cons of the Premier League following Belgium's suit and voiding the season.

Liverpool's Champions League clash against Atletico Madrid could be a factor in the rise of coronavirus cases in the area, according to the city council's director of public health Matthew Ashton.

Jurgen Klopp's side were dumped out of the competition after Atletico won the round-of-16 second leg tie 3-2 at Anfield on March 11.

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European football mulls July, August restart; stopping leagues 'last resort'

Julien Laurens explains why Belgium ending their season due to the coronavirus could impact other league decisions.
Jon Champion spells out reasons why clubs and the Premier League want to complete the season.
Jon Champion delves into Juventus' wishes to not accept the title should the Serie A season be cancelled.

European football, currently at a standstill because of the coronavirus, is focusing on a restart in July and August with clubs and leagues being told that stopping competitions should "really be the last resort."

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Coronavirus lockdown: Real Madrid's Sergio Ramos hits back at Ajax over 2019 Champions League exit

Man United star Paul Pogba shows off his freestyle soccer skills during his time away from the pitch.
Bernardo Silva takes part in the United for Portugal campaign which funds medical personnel and equipment.
Watford's players join in an online spin class, led by goalkeeper Ben Foster.

With almost all football postponed indefinitely because of the coronavirus pandemic, star players have found themselves at a loose end.

With many training grounds off limits, clubs have sent footballers home, where they're adhering to an isolation period for the next few weeks. How are they passing the time?

ESPN will be keeping a daily eye on what the world's best are up to, as well as how clubs are keeping busy by battling in online competitions against each other.

Sergio Ramos vs. Ajax

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