‘Atalanta v Valencia: It Was a Coronavirus Biological Bomb!!’

'Atalanta v Valencia: It Was a Coronavirus Biological Bomb!!’
  • The Mayor of Bergamo, Italy faults the UCL match
  • The clash saw 44,000 fans from Italy and Spain attend the game
  • Atalanta beat Valencia 4-1

The Mayor of Bergamo has labelled the Atalanta v Valencia match ‘a coronavirus biological bomb’.

Girogio Gori, the Mayor of Bergamo – a city in northern Italy, labelled the fixture a ‘biological bomb’ as he believes that it resulted in the spread of the virus in Italy and Spain.

The UCL first leg fixture that was played at the San Siro Stadium on 19th February attracted over 40,000 fans from both Spain and Italy.

Bergamo City is the worst-hit province in the country recording 6,728 confirmed cases.

Mayor Gori says the UCL first leg game resulted in high spread of the virus

The Italian outfit was playing their Champions League fixtures at San Siro in Milan because their stadium was undergoing renovation.

Over 6,820 people have succumbed to the virus in Italy while 2,991 have died in Spain.

The two nations have recorded high number of deaths due to the virus: Spain is now behind China with their death toll rising daily.

Over 6,820 people have succumbed to the virus in Italy while 2,991 have died in Spain.

Thousands of Valencia supporters travelled to Milan to support their side in the clash

The two nations have recorded a high number of deaths due to the virus: Spain is now behind China with their death toll rising daily.

Atalanta’s goalkeeper Marco Sportiello has tested for coronavirus. The rest of the team is in quarantine.

Last week, Valencia reported that a ‘big number’ of their players and coaching staff had tested positive of the virus.