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  Sports   Football  15 Mar 2020  Atalanta's four-goal Josip Ilicic donates ball to hospital in stricken Bergamo

Atalanta's four-goal Josip Ilicic donates ball to hospital in stricken Bergamo

AFP
Published : Mar 15, 2020, 3:12 pm IST
Updated : Mar 15, 2020, 3:12 pm IST

Napoli captain Lorenzo Insigne and Juventus defender Leonardo Bonucci donated 100,000 and 120,000 euros to hospitals in Naples and Turin

Atalanta's Slovenian midfielder Josip Ilicic celebrates after the UEFA Champions League round of 16 second leg match against Valencia at Estadio Mestalla, Valencia, on March 10. AFP Photo
 Atalanta's Slovenian midfielder Josip Ilicic celebrates after the UEFA Champions League round of 16 second leg match against Valencia at Estadio Mestalla, Valencia, on March 10. AFP Photo

Rome: Atalanta forward Josip Ilicic has donated the ball with which he scored four goals in the Champions League last week to a hospital in Bergamo, at the centre of Italy's coronavirus drama.

Ilicic scored four times in a 4-3 win over Valencia to power the Champions League newcomers into the quarter-finals, a welcome boost back home in the north of Italy.

 

"We too are by your side, our angels, to win the most important match of all," said Ilicic, who gifted the ball to the Papa Giovanni XXIII Hospital in the city.

Coach Gian Piero Gasperini has appealed for funds for the hospital to purchase medical equipment. Napoli captain Lorenzo Insigne donated 100,000 euros to a local hospital in Naples, with Juventus defender Leonardo Bonucci donating 120,000 euros to a Turin hospital.

Meanwhile to fill the void left by the lack of live football in Italy where sports have been suspended until April 3, Sky Sport will broadcast all of Italy's matches on their way to lifting the 2006 World Cup.

Tags: uefa champions league, valencia, lorenzo insigne, leonardo bonucci, juventus fc
Location: Italy, Latium, Roma