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VRT is going to re-broadcast legendary European football matches

To replace the sports games on television, Canvas starts broadcasting Sporza Retro, a look back at the most legendary football games of the past decades

These are difficult moments for sports enthusiasts. Because of the coronavirus, they miss all the beautiful sports moments of spring. The national football matches and the cycling classics have been removed from the calendar and the sports summer also seems to fall into the water with the cancellation of the European Football Championship and the Olympic Games.

European club matches with a meaning

To mitigate that wound, the VRT comes with a nostalgic alternative. In a new program, called Sporza Retro, sports anchor Karl Vannieuwkerke will highlight highlights of legendary football matches. For this he gets company of two central guests every week. They each choose a European club match and motivate their choice.

In the first episode, Karl gets sports reporter Filip Joos to visit. He talks about a Bruges miracle from 1987. Club Brugge then won 5-0 against Borussia Dortmund. The panel is supplemented by ex-Red Devil Wesley Sonck. He opts for an unforgettable Champions League match between Real Madrid and Manchester United from 2003.

Sporza Retro will be broadcast for the first time on Thursday, May 7 and will be broadcast on TV for four weeks. The program starts at 9:25 pm and is therefore intended to replace the Europa League matches.

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