Gian Piero Gasperini: Valencia blast Atalanta manager who attended UCL game with coronavirus

Gian Piero Gasperini: Valencia blast Atalanta manager who attended UCL game with coronavirus

- Gian Piero Gasperini has admitted he was ill before their UCL game against Valencia

- Scientists have claimed that that game was a time bomb for the spread of the infection

- More than 27,000 have died from the virus in Spain

Spanish La Liga club Valencia have blasted Gian Piero Gasperini for attending the UEFA Champions League clash against them despite knowing he was carrying the dreaded coronavirus.

The Atalanta manager confessed to attending the second-leg of their Champions League last-16 tie in Spain despite suffering from coronavirus.

Gasperini in a recent interview with Italian outlet Gazatta dello Sport admitted that he was feeling ill a day to the game and was afraid to attend.

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He eventually showed up for the came and guided his side to a 4-3 win on the night as they progress with an aggregate 8-4 win.

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Top scientists have disclosed that the Champions League encounter between Atalanta and Valencia was the spreading point for the deadly coronavirus.

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 match in Spain was played behind closed doors as the pandemic began spreading across Europe, but Gasperini's decision to attend has been questioned by Valencia, who feel he put people's safety at risk.

"Given the statements by Atalanta coach Gian Piero Gasperini, which appeared in the Italian press this Sunday, Valencia CF wishes to publicly express its surprise at the fact that the coach of the rival team in the UEFA Champions League 1/8 final tie League recognises that both the day before and the day of the match played on March 10 in Mestalla he was aware of, at least himself, being suffering symptoms presumably compatible with the coronavirus without taking preventive measures, putting at risk, if that had been the case, to numerous people during their trip and stay in Valencia," a club statement read.

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However, earlier reported that as lockdown is gradually being eased across the globe, clubs in Italy have voted for the 2019/2020 Serie A season to resume on June 13.

It was gathered that sixteen of the clubs voted for the season to restart on that day during a meeting on Wednesday, May 13, while four other clubs voted for it to resume a week later June 20.

The season was suspended in mid-March following the widespread of the deadly coronavirus which has now killed over 33,000 people in Italy with the country having over 232,000 confirmed cases.

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