Sevilla have confirmed their head coach has been diagnosed with cancer after they came from 3-0 down to draw with Liverpool in the Champions League. Spanish media say Eduardo Berizzo, who is suffering with prostate cancer, told his players at half-time in Tuesday's game at Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan. Sevilla's players rushed to Berizzo after Guido Pizarro scored an injury-time equaliser in the 3-3 draw. A club statement wished the 48-year-old Argentine a "speedy recovery". It added: "The medical services of Sevilla FC report that the coach of the first team, Eduardo Berizzo, has been diagnosed with an adenocarcinoma [malignant tumour] of the prostate. "The future examinations will allow us to decide which are the steps to follow regarding the treatment." Berizzo was appointed head coach in the summer on a two-year deal, following a three-year stint at Celta Vigo.
Eduardo Berizzo: Sevilla coach reveals cancer following draw with Liverpool
BBC | Nov 22