'Cristiano Ronaldo Is Better Than Lionel Messi . . . But I'm The Best' - Pele

Ross Houston
March 26, 2020

Argentina worldwide 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.

As the world continues to battle the coronavirus pandemic, world's best footballers; Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, have each donated €1million to different hospitals.

Real Madrid football club has also made a donation, the President of the Madrid regional government, Isabel Diaz Ayuso, has confirmed.

Guardiola also parted with a million euros of his own money to help another Catalan cause, a fund raising campaign for the Angel Solar Daniel Foundation and Medical College of Barcelona.

The money will be used in providing medical equipment in Spain, which is the second-most affected country in Europe after Italy with 2,696 deaths and nearly 40,000 positive cases.

The seriousness of the pandemic in Spain recently led to the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) and La Liga both confirming that all football in the country will be postponed indefinitely until experts say it is safe to return.

Guardiola hails from the region of Catalonia, which is the worst affected part in the whole of Spain.

The total sum of Messi's donation was not made clear in the tweet, though sources have said that it is around one million euros - a sum that would match a separate donation made by the Argentine's former manager, Pep Guardiola.

"It will also help to finance the alternative 3D production of respirator masks and other protective items for health workers". "I have no doubt with this type of support that together we will win", he said in a Federation Internationale de Football Association release. "Therefore, we reinforced the critical care area, which is the one where the biggest fight will be fought". This situation affects every one of us, so we ask you to follow the instructions and listen to those who know best.

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