21-Mar-2020 07:04:04 | The Guardian
On a day in which what felt normal a fortnight ago could be thought of as another era, and what felt normal mere days ago feels like a thought experiment going seriously wrong, Melbourne City confirmed their return to the W-League’s pinnacle with a 1-0 win over Sydney FC in a grand final played behind closed doors.
In a curious interpretation of the ‘behind closed doors’ condition there were no fans at AAMI Park, but a number of friends and family of the City and Sydney players were in the stands anyway, while the players nodded at one another in lieu of the usual pre-match handshakes in a required, if ultimately paradoxical, pre-match physical distancing precaution. The new normal.
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