The spread of the novel coronavirus has quite significantly hit the field of sports. Major tournaments, leagues or sporting events have been suspended, cancelled or postponed. The pandemic has even taken its toll on the Olympic Games. Yet besides these closely followed international events, a news headline from Slovakia that came out at the end of March, stirred the international football news too. Zuzana Botiková looked closer on the case of MŠK Žilina opting for liquidation and the current situation of professional football players in Slovakia.