Ex-Real Madrid president hospitalized; Espanyol has six coronavirus cases
Two well-known La Liga outfits are dealing with more coronavirus cases this week.
Espanyol announced positive tests for six members of the club, while an ex-Real Madrid president has been hospitalized in serious condition.
That’s Lorenzo Sanz. The 76-year-old has been admitted into intensive care and has tested positive for COVID-19 following a fever earlier this week.
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The club won two Champions League titles under Sanz leadership, and current president Florentino Perez took the reins from him. He went on to buy and sell Malaga, and has had his share of legal problems.
As for Espanyol, six members of the first team and technical staff have been diagnosed. The Catalan club says all “have mild symptoms and are complying with medical recommendations.”
More coronavirus connections to soccer:
- FIFA released a statement on coronavirus.
- EURO 2020 postponed to the summer of 2021.
- Juventus confirm that World Cup-winning midfielder Blaise Matuidi has joined defender Daniele Rugani in testing positive for coronavirus.
- Chelsea’s Callum Hudson-Odoi is the first Premier League player to test positive for coronavirus. Manager Frank Lampard says he is nearly back to his usual self.
- Mason Mount breaks self-isolation and ‘reminded of responsibilities’ by Chelsea.
- The Premier League has postponed play through at least April 3. Aston Villa’s chief executive called it “a very good decision” while Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp said we must “protect each other.”
- CONCACAF has suspended play for a month, while UEFA postponed all fixtures next week ahead of a meeting to discuss plans for both club and international European competitions including the Champions League and Europa League.
- Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta tested posted for coronavirus and the players and staff at the club are self-isolating.
- MLS announced its 2020 season is suspended for at least 30 days.
- Three Leicester City players are in self-isolation after displaying symptoms of coronavirus.
- Real Madrid players in isolation and La Liga games suspended for the next two weeks after Real basketball player tests positive for coronavirus.
- Serie A is considering alternative ways to conclude its scudetto and relegation races, including playoffs or the non-awarding of a champion.