- Coronavirus has spread around the world putting humans in shock
- Atalanta vs Valencia match is said to have made 40,000 fans contract the virus
- The two teams met in February in the Champions League at San Siro
A top scientist named Francesco Le Foche has claimed that the Champions League encounter between Atalanta and Valencia was the spreading point for the deadly coronavirus.
Although the pandemic came out in China, but for now, Italy and Spain are the worst affected nations in the world considering the number of sufferers and deaths.
Atalanta's home ground is in Bergamo, but the Champions League body refused to allow them use the venue for their games due to how small it is.
And they had to travel to San Siro with their fans which is the home of AC Milan to play their Champions League encounter against Spanish giants Valencia.
The tie took place on February 19 in which Atalanta won the tie 4-1 and since then, Italy and Spain have more than 70,000 people who have contracted the virus.
''The Atalanta vs Valencia game could very well have been one of them. It was the apex of collective euphoria in a unique football season for this club,'' Le Foche explained according to UK Sun.
Valencia later went on to announce that that 35 percent of their squad have contracted coronavirus and they have been quarantined.
Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how entire football fraternities were thrown into mourning and serious confusion following the death of Spanish football coach Francisco Garcia who died after contracting coronavirus.
The 21-year-old Spaniard is said to have been working with Portada Alta which is a club in Malaga since three years ago before he died untimely.
He is now the first youngest victim of the deadly coronavirus which has been troubling the planet earth since December 2019.
Doctors are said to have tried all they could to save his life, but all efforts were futile.
It was also reported that Atalanta second choice goalkeeper Marco Sportiello has tested positive for the dreaded coronavirus although he is said to be in stable condition at the moment.
Marco Sportiello is now the first Atalanta player to test positive for the infection as the club stated that he is now under quarantine.
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