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.