Real Madrid's Marco Asensio emerged victorious in the LaLiga FIFA 20 charity challenge. The Real Madrid midfielder managed to down Leganes' Aitor Ruibal 4-2 to win the final which was hosted on Sunday. Real Madrid's Asensio raised over €140,000 from the win and the money will be used to fight against the deadly COVID-19 pandemic. All the major tournaments in the world have come to a standstill after the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, LaLiga joined hands with game streamer Ibai Llanos to set up an interesting FIFA 20 tournament, with the proceeds to go towards charity.
A player from each of LaLiga's top-tier teams participated in the competition and Asensio grabbed the trophy. The raised money from the competition will be given to UNICEF to fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. Asensio has been out of Real Madrid's squad for the entire season, after picking up an injury in a pre-season game. The 24-year-old showed up for the side in the tournament and his year-long practice surely came in handy.
The Real Madrid star posted on Twitter saying, "It has been a spectacular tournament. The goal was to have a good time, laugh, entertain ourselves in these difficult times for everyone, and donate in the fight against COVID-19. And we have succeeded. Congratulations @IbaiLlanos, and all who have made it possible".
Ha sido un torneo espectacular. El objetivo era pasar un buen rato, reírnos, entretenernos en estos tiempos difíciles para todos, y donar en la lucha contra el COVID-19. Y lo hemos conseguido. Enhorabuena @IbaiLlanos, y todos los que lo han hecho posible.— Marco Asensio (@marcoasensio10) March 22, 2020