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The former president died of coronavirus

Lorenzo Sanz died at the age of 76 on March 21, four days after being hospitalized and tested positive for nCoV.

Mr. Sanz was hospitalized on March 17, with a fever for more than a week. Before that, he tried to treat himself at home, taking fever-reducing pain medicine. One of Sanz’s three sons, Fernando, revealed his father was hospitalized because he could not breathe normally and lacked oxygen in the blood. The former Real president has diabetes. He suffered from kidney failure due to a serious infection and did not recover from the critical illness.

Mr. Sanz was Real’s executive director from 1985 to 1995. He became president of Real Madrid from 1995 on behalf of Ramon Mendoza, and remained in office until 2000. He once brought back Real stars like Roberto Carlos, Predrag Mijatovic, Clarence Seedorf or Davor Suker.

Under Sanz, Real won the Champions League in 1998 and 2000, ending the thirst for 32-year titles in the most prestigious arena in Europe. Sanz’s successor Florentino Perez is famous for his “Galaxy” policy, bringing many of the world’s top stars to the Bernabeu field.

Dybala is infected with nCoV

Italy striker Juventus, Paulo Dybala and girlfriend Oriana positive for nCoV, March 21.

Dybala also confirmed that neither he nor his girlfriend Oriana had any symptoms, despite a positive test. The Argentine striker is the 14th player in Serie A to be infected with nCoV, and the third player to be positive for Juventus, after Daniele Rugani and Blaise Matuidi.

Dybala was linked with a move to Man Utd Summer 2019, but the transfer failed. The Juventus striker scored seven goals in 24 matches in Serie A this season.

Also on March 21, Italian football legend Paolo Maldini and his son Daniel were positive for nCoV. The information is confirmed by AC Milan Club. Paolo Maldini has been with Milan for 25 years, and is currently the technical director of the team. His son is playing for the Milan youth team.

Juventus, recently, allowed some players to leave Italy to visit their families, even though the country was blocked. Midfielder Douglas Costa is the latest to be allowed to return home. Cristiano Ronaldo is in Madeira, Portugal while Gonzalo Higuain, Miralem Pjanic and Sami Khedira are allowed in Argentina, Luxembourg and Germany respectively.

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Man Utd, Arsenal and the unpredictable trip (Part 2)

Callum Chambers, Tierney and Cedric Soares continue to be absent. And Olympiacos is without striker Hilal Soudani until the end of the season because of a knee injury.

This is the first match of coach Mikel Arsenal in the Europa League – the arena that Arsenal has advanced in the last two seasons. In the 2017-2018 season, they reached the semi-finals and only stopped in front of the Atletico Madrid champion.

Last year, Arsenal reached the final but lost to Chelsea 1-4. Like Man Utd, Arsenal can aim to win the Europa League this season, to qualify for the Champions League 2020-2021. If the Greek team is defeated, Arsenal will set an English football record with 23 wins in the Europa League.

Just like Man Utd and Arsenal, Inter is tense in many arenas. They were just beaten to the top of Serie A last weekend, after losing to Lazio. But with quite a force, coach Antonio Conte can still launch a squad strong enough to overcome host Ludogorets. Victor Moses, Christian Eriksen, Alexis Sanchez or Christian Biraghi all have to prepare in the defeat to Lazio.

Inter defenders Claudiu Keseru – the Romanian striker scored four goals in the group stage. Keseru is backed by a trio of speedy attacking midfielders Jody Lukoki, Marcelinho and Wanderson. This is the first time the two teams encounter. Both prefer fast-paced gameplay and will create high-speed matches.

Ludogorets has never touched Inter, but they have compared with Milan 2017-2018 season. At that time, the Bulgarian representative lost both matches. Of the 24 teams that have qualified for the Europa League group stage this season, none conceded more than Ludogorets. This is an opportunity for Romelu Lukaku or Lautaro Martinez to explore the opponent’s defense.

In the round of 16 of the Europa League, there are many notable pairs like Getafe – Ajax, Leverkusen – Porto, Roma – Gent or Wolverhampton – Espanyol.

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Man Utd, Arsenal and the unpredictable trip (Part 1)

Man Utd, Arsenal meet the home teams, who are leading the Belgian and Greek scorecards, in the first round of the round of 16 Europa League.

Man Utd rewinds the trip to Belgium with a 2-0 win over Chelsea in the Premier League. Ole Solskjaer teachers and students still have many chances to compete for the Champions League next season, including the path of winning the Europa League. But, Brugge is not an easy opponent to play when they just lost a match in the Belgian championship.

Man Utd is still missing a number of injuries pillars, such as Victor Lindelof, Paul Pogba and Marcus Rashford. Midfielder Scott McTominay has just recovered and left the opportunity to start. Replacing Rashford on the attack could be rookie Odion Ighalo – a substitute in the match against Chelsea.

Solskjaer can count on 18-year-old Mason Greenwood. He scored four goals in five matches in the group stage and could return to the right wing. In the middle, rookie Bruno Fernandes plays the conductor. On the other side of the front line, striker Emmanuel Dennis is considered a detonator of Brugge. He has scored three goals in the Champions League group stage this season, including the goal against Real Madrid at the Bernabeu.

Man Utd met Brugge in the match to win the group stage of the Champions League 2015-2016. At that time, Louis van Gaal’s teachers and students won then with a total score of 7-1.

Two teams four times in the same table in the Champions League. In the first six encounters, the home team won. When the two teams meet in the 2015-2016 season, the results are changed when the away team wins two turns.

Confrontation history shows that this will be a balanced match, although the two teams first met in the knockout round. During his trip to Greece, Arsenal were without Mesut Ozil, when the German midfielder’s wife was about to give birth.