Coronavirus lockdown: Zlatan goes fishing, Sadio Mane's birthday singalong

With almost all football postponed indefinitely because of the coronavirus pandemic, star players have found themselves at a loose end.

With many training grounds off-limits, clubs have sent footballers home, where they're adhering to an isolation period for the next few weeks. How are they passing the time?

ESPN will be keeping a daily eye on what the world's best are up to, as well as how clubs are keeping busy by battling in online competitions against each other.

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Sadio Mane

There was more fun and frivolity as Liverpool's virtual yoga sessions continued into a second day, with the squad harmonising beautifully to serenade birthday boy Sadio Mane.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Zlatan Ibrahimovic hit the lake for a spot of fishing and, as you might expect, caught an absolute monster pike -- probably with his bare hands.

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What a day! @svartzonker #mcrubber

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Paul Pogba

Meanwhile, Paul Pogba laid a freestyle trick challenge he had going with Ibrahimovic over social media to rest with an impressive rebound shot.


Neymar settled in at home to enjoy an isolation-friendly music concert being streamed live on television.

Vinicius Junior

Vinicius Junior is keeping his ball control in check, with the Real Madrid youngster showing off a fine array of freestyle trickery in his back garden.

Dani Alves

Dani Alves turned Easter bunny as he delivered chocolate treats to his Instagram followers.

Daniel Sturridge

Daniel Sturridge continued his preparation for a post-football career as an NFL kicker by performing an array of trick shots around the house.

Frenkie de Jong

Frenkie de Jong posed for a post-workout photo, though it looks like his little training partner struggled to keep pace.


Zenit winger Malcolm had his Russian Premier League Player of the Month award for March delivered to his apartment in style.

Memphis Depay

Memphis Depay shared a teaser of his new "Dubai" freestyle rap track, which the Lyon forward announced is due to drop next week.

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Dubai freestyle out next week!!!!!

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As if isolation wasn't gruelling enough already.