Re-Start in Italy – Corona-the epicenter wants to hit a football fairy tale of writing, no European city was from the Virus harder than Bergamo. Victories of Atalanta would be an important step in the direction of a new normality. On Sunday’s the day.Marco Keller0 comment Bergamo achieved unwanted celebrity as the European epicenter of the corona pandemic: In the past few weeks, over 6000 people Covid-19 died in the Region.Photo: Marco Di Lauro/help in hard times: The Italian military was during the last few weeks in Bergamo omnipresent.Photo: Emanuele Cremaschi/successes of your team would be for the Berga masks a step back to the new normality: Atalanta with the Swiss Remo Freuler (r.).Photo: KEYSTONE/Dave Thompson1 / 3

There were pictures, the most hardboiled people robbed of sleep. Military trucks military trucks drove late at night through Bergamo, Laden with coffins of the victims of the Corona pandemic. They took you to other places on the cemeteries of the city was no more room for a long time. The 120’000 inhabitants city, located 50 kilometres East of Milan, has quickly achieved unwanted celebrity as the European epicenter of Covid-19. More than 6000 people lost their lives in the province of Bergamo your life in the context of the pandemic, at 34’000 Victims nationwide, a far-above-average blood.

Direct witnesses of the tragedy were midfielder Remo Freuler and the former FCZ defender Berat Djimsiti, the two professionals of Atalanta Bergamo. “These images will stay with me always,” said Freuler, recently to “Tuttosport”, “I think to your loved one and that they could not say good-bye with a funeral of the deceased: that’s terrible.”

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The football club was last elixir for a whole Region, a beacon of hope for all the Little ones in the Calcio and the proof of that with serious work and home business dealing with the finances and even the giants from Turin, Milan and Rome keeps teasing can be. follow The last year had brought the “nerazzurri” louder Highlights, especially offensive forces, such as Luis Muriel, Josip Ilicic and Duvan Zapata fired into the notepads of European top clubs. First of all, Atalanta was “champagne football” for the first time in the club’s history, the Champions League, in the first six months of this season, held the High. 70 gates of the Berga masks obtained in the Serie A, which is 10 more than the also offensively strong Lazio from Rome, the last of which was on 1. March 7:2 in Lecce. The salary for Freuler and co.: between rank 4, re-course to the king class, with a respectable lead over the League AS Roma, Napoli and Milan sizes, the quarter-final qualification in the Champions League.

Remo Freuler (left) wants to generate from Sunday as it is here in the Champions League against Manchester City and Kevin De Bruyne back to sporting headlines. Photo: Luca Bruno / Keystone

The everything has become in the last few months to a side note. The greater the Motivation is now, before resuming with a home game on Sunday against Sassuolo: “We want to play in the next few weeks for Atalanta and win, but also for all the inhabitants of Bergamo,” says Freuler. The mayor Giorgio Gori says: “successes of Atalanta would now be particularly a balm for our soul.” Freuler believes that in the next time, a lot is possible, also in the Champions League, which is immediately after the end of the Italian championship at the beginning of August in the decisive Phase: “We are already in the rhythm. I don’t trust us very much.” It would be a fairy tale, against the well-being, no-one would object.

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