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Sport Coronavirus: Messi thanked by hospital for donation

12:36  25 march  2020
12:36  25 march  2020 Source:   goal.com

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Lionel Messi has been thanked by a Barcelona hospital after making a donation to help fight the coronavirus pandemic. Messi – a six-time Ballon d'Or winner – has made a contribution of his own to the Hospital Clinic of Barcelona. A Tweet from the clinic on Tuesday read: "Leo Messi made a

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Argentina international Messi ’s donation will be split between Hospital Clinic in Barcelona and another medical centre in his home country, according to a report in Marca. "Leo Messi made a donation to the clinic to fight the coronavirus ," Hospital Clinic wrote on Twitter. " Thank you very much, Leo, for your

Argentina international Messi ’s donation will be split between Hospital Clinic in Barcelona and another medical centre in his home country, according to a report in Marca. "Leo Messi made a donation to the clinic to fight the coronavirus ," Hospital Clinic wrote on Twitter. " Thank you very much, Leo, for your

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Messi – a six-time Ballon d'Or winner – has made a contribution of his own to the Hospital Clinic of Barcelona.

A Tweet from the clinic on Tuesday read: "Leo Messi made a donation to fight against COVID-19 in the clinic.

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Lionel Messi has made a reported donation of €1 million (£920,000/.08 million) to Hospital Clinic, a public hospital in Barcelona, to help combat the coronavirus pandemic. The hospital confirmed Messi had made a donation on their official Twitter page, with Mundo Deportivo reporting the €1m figure.

Lionel Messi has been thanked by Barcelona’s Hospital Clínic for a donation reportedly worth €1 million in the fight against coronavirus . The money will go towards efforts in Barcelona and his home country, Argentina, to supply hospitals with life-saving equipment.

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"Thank you very much, Leo, for your support and your commitment."

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