Lorenzo Sanz: Former Real Madrid president dies after contracting coronavirus, as Marouane Fellaini,
Former Real Madrid president Lorenzo Sanz died on Saturday after being taken to hospital with coronavirus. Sanz, 76, was president at the Bernabeu from 1995-2000, a period in which Real won the Champions League twice. Sanz signed players such as Roberto Carlos, Clarence Seedorf and Davor Suker during his time in charge of the 33-time Spanish champions. He lost the 2000 presidential election to Florentino Perez, which sparked Real's big-spending 'Galatico' era.
Furthermore, Juventus and Argentina forward Paulo Dybala and former Italy captain Paolo Maldini have tested positive for coronavirus. In a message on his Instagram account, Dybala said he and his girlfriend both have the virus but were in good health. "Both Oriana and I have tested positive," Dybala, 26, said. "Luckily we are in perfect conditions. Dybala is the third Juve player to be confirmed to have the virus, following centre-back Daniele Rugani and France World Cup winner Blaise Matuidi.
"AC Milan technical director Maldini and his son Daniel both tested positive and a club statement said they "are well". The two had spent two weeks in self-isolation at home and would remain in quarantine "until clinically recovered".
In a further development, former Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini has confirmed that he has tested positive for coronavirus. In a post on Twitter, the 32-year-old, who is now at Chinese club Shandong Luneng said he hopes "to return to the game as soon as possible". Chinese media reports say Fellaini is in isolation at Jinan hospital, which specialises in infectious diseases. A statement from his club read: "The official test confirmed that the player Fellaini has tested positive for coronavirus during the quarantine observation period".