A top-class final: Bayern against Barcelona, Lewandowski against Messi, Neuer against ter Stegen.
In fact, the two top teams did not meet in the Champions League or any preparatory tournament. Instead, two of the most successful soccer teams played on digital pitch for the title of European crown in Pro Evolution Soccer 2020.
The list of participants in the eFootball Pro Cup reads like a who’s who of the European football elite – FC Barcelona, Manchester United, Juventus Turin and FC Bayern were in the final round of the substitute tournament, which was held instead of the actual planned eFootball Pro League .
Because of Covid-19, however, it was decided to cancel the season and determine the new champion in the course of a tournament. In the course of this, the four soccer teams named were able to prevail over the competition and confidently move into the knockout phase.
(Almost) stumbling block Turin
Bayern first met Juventus in the semi-finals before competing against FC Barcelona in the Grand Final.
It could have been over in the semifinals, since the red and whites only managed to beat the “digital” old lady with a fourth goal scored by Bayern professional Alexander Alguacil (2: 3, 4: 2 *).
Against Barcelona, who won in the semi-finals against Manchester United (2-0, 0-0), Bayern left nothing to go and won without major problems with 2-0.
This means that fans can not only look forward to the eighth championship in a row, the first digital title will certainly find a place in the trophy cabinet of the successful team.