The group stage of the Stay At Home Cup began on Thursday with Southampton in action.
The eight-team tournament is uniting a selection of Europe’s top clubs and their respective official FIFA esports players, with Saints up against Ajax, PSV and Werder Bremen in Group B.
Saints’ official esports player, Owen ‘SaintsVenny’ Venn started his cup campaign against Ajax, PSV and Werder Bremen on Thursday evening.
Matchday 1 Results:
Manchester City 1-1 AS Roma
Olympique Lyonnais 3-2 LOSC Lille
Werder Bremen 2-4 PSV
Southampton 1-2 Ajax
AS Roma 1-1 Olympique Lyonnais
LOSC Lille 1-1 Manchester City
PSV 3-1 Southampton
Ajax 0-6 Werder Bremen
LOSC Lille 1-2 AS Roma
Olympique Lyonnais 1-3 Manchester City
Ajax 2-3 PSV
Southampton 3-0 Werder Bremen
In what is an unprecedented and difficult time, the tournament will not only spread a message of global solidarity, but also provide the chance for each club to fundraise for their chosen cause at the heart of the COVID-19 pandemic.
For Southampton, fundraising will be directed towards the Saints Foundation, Which has embedded itself further within the local community by offering new and existing initiatives, some of which come as a result of the recently launched Saints As One campaign.