The Los Blancos representative conquer his Leganes counterpart in the championship final, raising over $140,000 from the procedure.
Real Madrid’s Marco Asensio won the La Liga FIFA 20 charity challenge, helping raise funds for the fight against coronavirus.
While COVID-19 pandemic has compelled sports to prevent round the world, La Liga continued to proceed over the weekend, albeit virtually.
A single-player was encouraged by Spanish movie game streamer Ibai Llanos to represent their group in a 20-club FIFA 20 tournament.
Asensio — that was sidelined for the full 2019-20 season because of a serious knee injury — swapped the pitch for PlayStation.
The 24-year-old Spain global’s time away from the football ground paid dividends after beating Leganes’ Aitor Ruibal 4-2 in Sunday’s final.
Over $140,000 was also increased, with all proceeds going to UNICEF as the world struggles to include the coronavirus outbreak, which has claimed over 14,500 lives.
“It’s been a spectacular tournament,” Asensio composed via Twitter. “The aim was to have a great time, laugh, entertain ourselves in such difficult times for everybody, and contribute in the struggle against COVID-19. And we’ve succeeded.
“Congratulations @IbaiLlanos and all who have made it possible.”
Real Madrid have been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic with former president Lorenzo Sanz passing away on Saturday after contracting the illness.
The full Los Blancos club was put into isolation after one of the basketball players tested positive to the virus earlier this season.
Players have had to find ways to keep themselves occupied in isolation, with goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois engaging in a virtual Formula One Grand Prix.
The Belgian star was connected by some current F1 stars such as Williams’ Nicholas Latifi and McLaren’s Lando Norris.
Former F1 driver’s Nico Hulkenberg, Stoffel Vandoorne and Esteban Gutierrez, along with Ferrari Driver Academy members Robert Shwartzman and Dino Beganovic also took part.
While midfielder Brahim Diaz was brushing up on his skills at online game Fortnite, insisting he’d become a ‘pro’ out of the time spent training in his dwelling.
“I train, I play with my loved ones and I have my spare time, which nobody could take away from me,” was quoted by Marca.
“I play with Fortnite, and I have become a master because, essentially, I have not played it .”