CHAMPIONS LEAGUE

Valencia, who faced Atalanta in the Champions League, announced they have five positive cases of coronavirus between players and staff.
The most likely plan to get Serie A finished in time for June 30 would be to resume May 2, then play nine weekends and three midweek games along with five dates for European cups.
According to reports in Spain, UEFA are considering a Final Four style tournament in Istanbul and Gdansk for the Champions League and Europa League.
Valencia defender Ezequiel Garay has tested positive for Coronavirus, although he did not take part in either of the two Champions League games with Atalanta.
UEFA are expected to hold a critical meeting on Tuesday to discuss how to proceed with the Champions League and Europa League, and are reportedly contemplating changing the quarter final and semi final ties to one-legged affairs.
As the Coronavirus, or COVID-19 as it’s also known, spreads rapidly across Europe, football, and sport, is now coming to a standstill.
UEFA have announced that the Champions League and Europa League have been suspended due to the Coronavirus pandemic, without waiting for Tuesday’s summit.
Atalanta wingback Robin Gosens warns the people gathering outside the stadiums for matches carried out behind closed doors. “It’s dangerous”.
CONI President Giovanni Malagò is “stunned” UEFA haven’t stopped the Champions League, Europa League or Euro 2020 yet amid the Coronavirus pandemic.
FIFPro note increased concerns” as professional players test positive for Coronavirus, calling for UEFA to consider “health protection, financial support mechanisms and consolidated future planning with regards to the football calendar.”
The Champions League games Juventus-Olympique Lyonnais and Manchester City-Real Madrid are postponed, as squads are quarantined due to the Coronavirus.
UEFA are expected to suspend the Champions League and Europa League, postponing Euro 2020 for a year, but only after a meeting on March 17, claim L’Equipe.
UEFA have announced a meeting to be held on Tuesday March 17 to discuss the domestic and European competitions, including Euro 2020.
Atalanta coach Gian Piero Gasperini has claimed the region of Lombardy is “sufficiently organised” and fears what could happen elsewhere.
Defensive midfielder Marten de Roon has revealed that the Atalanta players are being “checked every day” and urged other countries to be equally “serious” about the coronavirus as Italy.
Atalanta returned to Italy among the last eight of the Champions League but Gian Piero Gasperini has admitted that he came back to a different world.
It is now official that Inter as well as Juventus will go into isolation and suspend training after Daniele Rugani tested positive for the Coronavirus.
Juventus have confirmed that Italy international defender Daniele Rugani has tested positive for COVID-19, known as the Coronavirus.
Juventus continued training today, but Cristiano Ronaldo remains in Madeira with his mother, “awaiting developments” in the Coronavirus pandemic.
The Lega Serie A urged all clubs not competing in European competition to suspend training for seven days amid the Coronavirus pandemic, appealing to UEFA for a total shutdown on football.
Atalanta President Antonio Percassi wrote an open letter to the squad and fans after their historic Champions League success. “It’s a dream, dedicated to the doctors and nurses of Bergamo.”
Atalanta’s run to the quarter-final of the Champions League has seen the club earn over €50m in prize money.
Fabio Capello has praised Josip Ilicic for being a player “for the top level” and claimed Atalanta “took advantage of all their opportunities” against Valencia.
Getafe President Angel Torres announced his team will not travel to Italy for their Europa League game with Inter, as Italian and Spanish Player Associations demand a halt to all matches during the Coronavirus crisis.
Josip Ilicic relished his historic four goals against Valencia to reach the Champions League quarter-finals. “Atalanta are no longer a surprise. The older I get, the better I play.”
Atalanta Vice-President Luca Percassi said this squad will “remain not just in the history of Atalanta, but in the history of Italian and also European football.”
Gian Piero Gasperini explains why he left Josip Ilicic on after a hat-trick and believes Atalanta “have got the hang of the Champions League, but can do a lot better” after knocking Valencia out to reach the quarter-finals.
Atalanta are in the Champions League quarter-finals after a 4-3 thriller away to Valencia, 8-4 on aggregate, with an historic Josip Ilicic scoring all four goals.
Join us for all the build-up and action as it happens from tonight’s Champions League Round of 16, as Atalanta visit Valencia for a place in the quarter-finals.
Atalanta start Mario Pasalic, Papu Gomez and Josip Ilicic in the Champions League Round of 16, but not Pierluigi Gollini, while Valencia welcome back some star names.