*I'm not adding COVID-19 to this mess, so the Euro happens on time.*
Few events come close to the spectacle of the UEFA European Championships and this year was no different. Only the World Cup can claim to be a bigger draw than all the best nations in Europe facing off, and nothing short of a global pandemic would keep spectators from cramming into stadiums to cheer on their heroes. RB Paris had little stake in the game with none of their players getting a call, but with France looking like potential Champions the city of Paris was all about Les Bleus.
The French fell short, but Spain found themselves back on the European throne at Wembley Stadium. A tense 2-1 win over Portugal, with Jordi Alba scoring the winner, would deny Ronaldo his last chance at Euro glory and give Spain their 4th title. The Spaniards would get there thanks to a 1-0 win over Italy in one semifinal and Portugal would squeeze by Belgium in the other 5-3 on penalties after finishing the game 2-2. Belgium’s Divock Origi would be denied by David De Gea to seal the win.
Robert Lewandowski would finish the tournament as the top scorer with (6) while Alba’s winner would be the perfect end to a great showing. Alba would walk away with (2) PoM awards and (3) assists, more than anyone else, to go along with the trophy.
It will likely be years, maybe a decade, before RB Paris will have players suiting up for France or any national team but ownership is committed to making that as commonplace as it is for PSG or any of Europe’s elite.