Gerard Piqué’s Kings League already has a champion. Curling a perfect final, Adri Contreras’ El Barrio became the first champion in the history of the Kings League after beating Annihiladores (0-2) in front of no more and no less than 92,522 people who gathered at the Camp Nou. A ‘Sold Out’ that confirms the tremendous success of the innovative format that has caused such a stir in recent months.
Everything happened at the FC Barcelona stadium. Piqué managed to make football as such one more thing in an afternoon that he had absolutely everything. Concerts, cockfights, sound and light shows and all kinds of incentives that did not allow the viewer to get bored for a minute.
The interventions of the presidents hooked their own and others while the noisy public that packed the Camp Nou had time between waves to make it clear to the president of FC Barcelona, Joan Laporta, present in the presidential box, that he wants Lionel Messi from return to Barcelona.
The Kings League wants to break everything and this Sunday managed to break a new Guinness record, the one for the most people with a mask on, far exceeding the 30,000 who did so in the Philippines in 2015. In addition to the more than 90,000 attendees, streaming also flooded thousands and thousands of houses, reaching peaks of more than 2 million live views.
Among the crowd, the presidents took a mass bath on their respective arrivals at the stadium, while once inside they did not stop giving a show from their armchairs at the foot of the field. There, Gerard Romero, president of the last classified in the Kings League, his Jijantes, shone with his own light, doing his already classic dance together with the public, who wrapped him up and cheered time after time.
In the purely football field, emotion was the dominant note throughout the night. Annihiladores, by Juan Guarnizo, and El Barrio, by Adri Contreras, gave surprise in their respective semifinals, getting Los Troncos FC and Saiyans out of the way, who started as favorites in the pools. They both did it by a goal difference and with emotion until the last moment, making an audience dedicated to the Kings League vibrate.
In the final, Adri Contreras finally broke his curse and put El Barrio ahead from the penalty spot in the first minute of the match, while Mantovani put in the second two minutes by taking advantage of a corner kick. This is how the break was reached, while in the restart Espe, in charge of executing the Anniquiladores penalty, sent his shot to the clouds wasting a golden opportunity. Annihiladores tried by land, sea and air, but his efforts did not serve to break the wall of El Barrio.
The eighth place in the regular league, who entered the Camp Nou only with a better goal difference, gave the bell and remained for posterity as the first champion in the history of the Kings League.