Atalanta-Valencia in the Champions League might’ve been a “trigger” for the devastating coronavirus pandemic in Bergamo, claims an immunologist.
Atalanta forward Alejandro Gomez has reiterated his encouragement, telling everyone to “stay at home” after seeing the ugly scenes in Bergamo.
Roma are reportedly prepared to negotiate with Chelsea to keep Davide Zappacosta at the Olimpico for another season.
Yesterday’s conclusion to postpone the European Championship was good news for the possible conclusion of Serie A and the Coppa Italia. Here are the different hypotheses suggested in Italian media.
Antonio Cassano has claimed that “the whole world” would have been talking about Atalanta forward Josip Ilicic if he played at Juventus.
There could be Champions League and Europa League games at the weekend in order to get the tournaments completed this season, with potential Finals on June 27 and 25.
Valencia have pointed to their Champions League match against Atalanta in Milan to explain a great deal of the Coronavirus outbreak in their city.
Atalanta intend to sign midfielder Mario Pasalic permanently on a five-year contract, according to La Gazzetta dello Sport.
Sinisa Mihajlovic insists that Juventus are still the team to beat in Serie A, claims Bologna are the “most booked” team in the world and feels Atalanta have “deserved” their place in the quarter-finals of the Champions League.
Atalanta wingback Robin Gosens has revealed that “we underestimated” the Coronavirus but now live in a “ghost town” in Bergamo.
Players’ Association President Damiano Tommasi warns “it’s clearly impossible to start playing in April, so if all goes well, we can resume in May or June” due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Atalanta are in Bergamo, at the centre of the coronavirus pandemic, but have only now gone into self-isolation because Valencia had five positive cases.
Another 368 people have died over the last 24 hours in Italy after catching the coronavirus, taking the total death toll to 1,809, with 1,672 in intensive care.
Atalanta midfielder Marten De Roon says coach Gian Piero Gasperini “makes you work so hard” but that he has “changed the mentality” of the club.
The coronavirus pandemic is transforming the entire football calendar, which could also mean the transfer market opening and closing later too.
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.
Atalanta are due to resume training tomorrow, although it remains to be seen if they will, while Roma are only the latest to postpone a return amid the coronavirus shutdown.
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.