It’s interesting how the players of all teams have gradually been accustomed to playing without fans. The first 3 games or so since the restart of the league have been very sluggish and probably felt like training friendlies for the players. But then it got more intense as the weeks passed, now it’s still not the same without fans but it’s quite close at times (the intensity of the matches).
A good thing that Switzerland allowed up to 1000 spectators in the stadium, so it’s a sign of hope that the new 2020-21 season will start with fans, along with the national team matches from September.
Anything can happen in this mini-tournament, mostly because of the short time-frame of the format, everything will be decided in 2 weeks, compared to normal EL or CL where 2 weeks would mean the end of a 2 legs tie, often even 3 weeks for that.
I see this more as a bonus performance for the fans watching from the TV, it will be great to see us play again very soon, especially after finishing 4th. No pressure on us whatsoever, and I really expect us to beat Roma, who are not in a good form.
Rangers (EL), PSG and Lyon (CL) will have a hard time to get back on the competitive side of football after the Scottish league and Ligue 1 have not finished what was left before the pandemic measures.
Let’s see what happens!