Lorenzo Sanz, the Real Madrid President holds the UEFA Champions League trophy with his nephew Michel Salgado. Sanz died of coronavirus in Spain. Photo: Reuters Lorenzo Sanz, the Real Madrid President holds the UEFA Champions League trophy with his nephew Michel Salgado. Sanz died of coronavirus in Spain. Photo: Reuters
Lorenzo Sanz, the Real Madrid President holds the UEFA Champions League trophy with his nephew Michel Salgado. Sanz died of coronavirus in Spain. Photo: Reuters
Andy Mitten
Opinion

Opinion

On The Ball by Andy Mitten

La Liga off but there is light amid Spain’s coronavirus lockdown

  • Former Real Madrid president Lorenzo Sanz is the game’s highest profile victim of the virus, as Prime Minister warns worst is to come
  • Matches off from La Liga to grass roots with country adapting to life indoors with online discos and shared jokes

Lorenzo Sanz, the Real Madrid President holds the UEFA Champions League trophy with his nephew Michel Salgado. Sanz died of coronavirus in Spain. Photo: Reuters Lorenzo Sanz, the Real Madrid President holds the UEFA Champions League trophy with his nephew Michel Salgado. Sanz died of coronavirus in Spain. Photo: Reuters
Lorenzo Sanz, the Real Madrid President holds the UEFA Champions League trophy with his nephew Michel Salgado. Sanz died of coronavirus in Spain. Photo: Reuters
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Andy Mitten

Andy Mitten

Andy Mitten is a journalist and author. He founded the best-selling United We Stand fanzine as a 15-year-old. A journalism graduate, he's interviewed over 500 famous footballers past and present. His work has taken him to over 100 countries, writing about football from Israel to Iran, Brazil to Barbados. Born and bred in Manchester, he divides his time between his city of birth and Barcelona, Spain.