COVID-19: LaLiga players keep fans engaged on social media

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Last Updated: Wed, May 20th, 2020, 19:09:04hrs

Madrid, May 20 (IANS) The past week has seen LaLiga players back in training at their club facilities and from this Monday, teams will be able to train in groups of no more than ten ahead of the return of competitive football in Spain. Yet LaLiga players, coaches and staff are still staying at home as much as possible.

Here's a look at the some of the activities they've been getting up to as they stay at home to help stop the spread of the virus:

Watching football!

Competitive top-flight football is back, with Germany's Bundesliga having returned this weekend. This is exciting news for the entire footballing community and LaLiga players have been tuning in, ahead of the planned return of Spain's own professional leagues in June.

Saying thanks on International Nurses Day

International Nurses Day was this week and several LaLiga clubs tweeted in thanks of their hard work and dedication. Athletic Club even lit up their San Mames stadium in blue to raise awareness of the invaluable work being done by medical staff in Spain and around the world.

Looking back on past glories

May usually marks the end of the Spanish football season, meaning that it's a month with a host of anniversaries, be they epic finals or dramatic final matchdays. Several LaLiga players and icons looked back on momentous occasions this week.

Connecting with fans

Throughout this period of lockdown, LaLiga players have been reaching out and connecting with their fans virtually. This is continuing and heart-warming scenes are still taking place around the country. That was the case this week when Real Betis captain Joaquín sent a video message to a young fan called Ander.

Urging people to keep respecting social distancing guidelines

Now is not the time for complacency when it comes to following the guidelines that have been set out by the authorities in order to beat the coronavirus. Throughout this pandemic, LaLiga clubs and players have done an excellent job of helping to promote responsible behaviour and they're continuing to do so. Sevilla FC, for example, called for their followers to keep respecting social distancing guidelines by sharing a photo of this practice being followed at a training session.