Tuesday March 24 2020
Atalanta confirm Sportiello has Coronavirus

Atalanta goalkeeper Marco Sportiello is the first player from La Dea’s squad to have contracted the Coronavirus, announced the club.

The club announced this evening that Sportiello has tested positive for the virus on their official website.

Bergamo has one been of the worst hit areas in Italy with COVID-19.

Footage circulated last week of the Italian government sending in military vehicles to collect the coffins of victims in Bergamo as there was nowhere to host them due to the backlog in the crematorium.

It’s believed that the Champions League Round of 16 game between Atalanta and Valencia, played in Milan on February 19 may have been the catalyst for the number of deaths in the city.

Around 44,000 fans attended the game in San Siro that night.