BEHIND THE SCENES (6/6) – The world of sport will not have been spared by the Covid-19 in 2020. Between postponements, cancellations and lunar contexts… Proof of this is with the work of our reporters in the field, as during the “Final 8” of the Champions League as original as it is unusual.
August 23, 2020, Champions League final day. We were there, among the handful of “elected officials” who had the right to take their seats in the press gallery of the Estadio da Luz in Lisbon, the usual den of Benfica. Epilogue of a C1 that looks like a mini-Euro, with a format picked up over time – quarters, semi-finals and final from August 12 to 23 – and space – one city, two stadiums – to better ward off the specter of the coronavirus and that we covered from start to finish, from PSG-Atalanta to Paris-Bayern, including the Parisian demonstration against Leipzig and the OL matches.
It is clear that UEFA has done things well from a health point of view, with only a small handful of cases among the eight squad present on the starting line and none – to our knowledge – in the meager contingent of journalists French present in Portugal. Which journalists – whose temperature was tested before each entry to the stadium, for matches such as training,
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