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Atalanta ask fans not to celebrate in public to steer clear of corona

Tue 10 March 2020 | 22:58

After their 4-3 win against Valencia on Tuesday, Atalanta remains in the Champions League, but the club has asked its fans not to celebrate in public lest they might help the spread of coronavirus.

Atalanta have asked their fans to celebrate their qualification for the Champions League quarter-final in private as the Italian nation has entered a lockdown state to combat the spread of the coronavirus.

Gian Piero Gasperini's men beat Valencia 4-3 at Mestalla on Tuesday, with Josip Llicic scoring all of Atalanta's goals alone. 

Atalanta's 4-3 win (8-4 on aggregate) against Valencia has actually qualified them for the Champions League quarter-final.

The club has asked its fans not to greet them at airport or celebrate in public to comply with the government decree issued on Monday to prevent the further spread of coronavirus in the country.

A statement posted on Twitter read: "Atalanta, in compliance with the Ministerial Decree of March 9, for the purpose of safeguarding public health, invites all people not to create gatherings in the center of Bergamo, at the Orio al Serio airport or at the Centro Bortolotti [Atalanta's training base] in Zingonia when the team returns from Valencia."

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