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Joe Barone is ill, Atalanta-Fiorentina postponed – breaking latest news

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Joe Barone is ill, Atalanta-Fiorentina postponed – breaking latest news

Joe Barone, general manager of Fiorentina, was struck by a serious illness – according to sources close to the club a heart attack – while he was in training camp with the team that was due to play Atalanta today at 6pm.

At the time of his illness, around 3.30pm, he was retreating at the Devero Hotel in Cavenago, he was immediately helped by club doctor Luca Pengue and was then admitted to hospital – transported by helicopter to San Raffaele in Milan.

Barone, 58 years old next Wednesday, suffered symptoms a couple of hours before the match and his conditions are considered serious to the point that he is hospitalized in intensive care, a department headed by the current Genoa president Alberto Zangrillo.

For this reason, the team requested and obtained the postponement of the match: the decision was taken by the Lega Serie A in agreement with the two clubs. Fiorentina did not go to the stadium and the coach Vincenzo Italiano, the sporting director Nicolas Burdisso, the captain Cristiano Biraghi and several teammates instead gathered at the San Raffaele, where the CEO of the Lega Serie A Luigi De Siervo also arrived.

The Viola managers Pradè and Ferrari are also in Milan, and Barone’s wife, Camilla, is expected in these days in Florence in the house in the city centre. The 4 children – Pietro, Salvatore, Giuseppe and Gabriella -, who live in America, must arrive tomorrow. The rest of Fiorentina is returning to Florence.

This is the statement released shortly before 5pm by the Lega Calcio, which does not provide the reasons for the decision: «We inform you that the Atalanta-Fiorentina match, scheduled for today, 17 March 2024 starting at 6pm, has been postponed to a later date. , and valid for the 29th matchday”. The “date to be determined” is likely to be in May given that the two clubs are still competing in the continental cups – Atalanta in the Europa League, Fiorentina in the Conference – and opponents in the semi-finals of the Italian Cup and therefore have the month of “full” April.

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