The director of the intensive care unit at Bergamo's Pope Giovanni Hospital XXIII has said Atalanta's Champions League clash with Valencia worked as an accelerator for the coronavirus that has devastated the region.
Coronavirus has been catastrophic in Italy, where 7,503 people -- the most of any country in the world -- have died after being infected as of Wednesday. The 3,434 deaths suffered in Spain is second only to Italy in terms of worldwide fatalities.
La Liga side Valencia have said more than a third of their playing and backroom staff have tested positive for the coronavirus but that all cases were currently asymptomatic.
The club had reported five cases of coronavirus on Sunday, with Argentina's Ezequiel Garay and France's Eliaquim Mangala both confirming they were among those who had contracted the virus.
"Several further tests for the COVID-19 coronavirus amongst Valencia coaching staff and players have come back positive," the club...
Valencia's Argentinian defender Ezequiel Garay is the first La Liga player to test positive for the coronavirus.
Valencia wrote a statement on Sunday which explained the club had five confirmed cases of club members having tested positive for the virus. The club then revealed on Monday that 35% of its playing and support squad had tested positive.
Garay, 33, who underwent surgery to repair an ACL injury last month, announced on Sunday on social media he is in isolation. He posted a photograph...