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Sevilla coach told his players he has cancer before second-half comeback against Liverpool

Eduardo Berizzo has been diagnosed with prostate cancer.

Berizzo celebrates his players after their late equaliser last night.
Berizzo celebrates his players after their late equaliser last night.
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SEVILLA’S ARGENTINE COACH Eduardo Berizzo has been diagnosed with prostate cancer, the club confirmed on Wednesday, just hours after his side staged a remarkable comeback against Liverpool in the Champions League.

“The medical services of Sevilla FC can inform that the coach of the first team, Eduardo Berizzo, has been diagnosed with an adenocarcinoma of the prostate,” the club said in a statement.

“Further tests will determine which steps to follow regarding his treatment.

“Sevilla FC wants to show their full support to the coach right now and wishes him a speedy recovery.”

Berizzo, 48, made no statement on his health when speaking to media after the Spanish side came from 3-0 down at half-time to draw 3-3 against the five-time European champions.

Spanish media report Berizzo told his players he has been diagnosed at half-time of last night’s game.

A former centre-back for River Plate, Marseille and Celta Vigo among others, Berizzo is in his first season as Sevilla boss after three successful years in charge of Celta.

Several Sevilla players had hailed Berizzo’s powers of motivation to orchestrate their second-half fightback.

“We had to come out with a different attitude for the fans and for the boss, he made us play like that,” said Argentine international Ever Banega.

“He turned the situation around in the second-half.”

© – AFP, 2017

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