The sheer longevity and the monotonous nature of the lockdown have had all football fans itching to see the ball rolling on the pitch again.
Slowly but surely there seems to be some light at the end of the tunnel, as the sport prepares to get back into action soon.
Although there is still a week to go for the German Bundesliga to resume, top-flight football has already commenced in South Korea.
#StayStrong and Enjoy #Kleague Opening Match Worldwide LIVE on Twitter! #K리그 개막전 전세계 트위터 생중계!— K League (@kleague) May 8, 2020
⚽ Jeonbuk Hyundai vs Suwon Samsung
🏟 Jeonju World Cup Stadium
⏱ May 8th, 7PM KST
Television @kleague https://t.co/k3Y3L8JZgt
The K-League season has officially begun its 2020 season as Jeonbuk Hyundai left it late to down Suwon Samsung by a goal to nil.
Astonishingly, the league’s oldest player, 41-year-old Lee Dong-gook, scored the winner. The match was played behind closed doors as a precaution for the novel coronavirus.
What’s even more impressive is the fact that over 1.8 million fans from around the globe tuned in to watch the match, which was streamed live on twitter.
The numbers gathered by the league were quite remarkable. It just goes on to show how dearly football has been a major miss in the hearts of the fans.
1.8 million tuned into the Twitter stream of the return of the South Korean league https://t.co/CaX6bEtNwz— Rob Harris (@RobHarris) May 8, 2020
Moreover, one can well imagine these figure to easily quadruple when the likes of Robert Lewandowski, Marco Reus, and Timo Werner are put on a show again, as the German top-flight prepares itself to become the first of Europe’s top 5 leagues to resume its services.