BERGAMO – First case of coronavirus also for Atalanta. The team of the city of Bergamo, one of the outbreaks of this virus, had not yet counted cases of positive footballers.
The first on this list is the goalkeeper Marco Sportiello . The Nerazzurri defender took the field in the last game played by the Bergamo side against Valencia.
Valencia had accused Atalanta, the team from Bergamo, of being the cause of the many contagions accused in pink but to date none of the Nerazzurri had tested positive for the coronavirus.
Almost half of Valencia's players tested positive for coronavirus. Among them there is Alessandro Florenzi. The former Roma player did not play the first leg or the return of the Champions League round of 16 against Atalanta.
Upon hearing the news of the coronavirus-positive players at Valencia, Atalanta had decided to quarantine the whole squad by taking advantage of both the suspension of the Serie A and that of the Champions League.
Marco Sportiello positive for coronavirus, the Atalanta note.
“We hereby inform you that the local health authorities have communicated today to the Club the positivity to Covid-19 of the footballer Marco Sportiello. Marco is currently asymptomatic.
The preventive quarantine, to which Marco and all the members of the first team had been subjected, will end on 27-03-2020 ".
Source: Blitz Quotidiano