Sevilla coach Berizzo lined up to have surgery for prostate cancer

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Sevilla coach Berizzo lined up to have surgery for prostate cancer

Berizzo, entrenador del Sevilla.

ÁNGEL SÁNCHEZ

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After revealing that he had been diagnosed with cancer, the club have now confirmed that their manager will be operated on this Tuesday, 28 November.

Seville coach Eduardo Berizzo will have an operation on Tuesday, November 28 to treat the prostate adenocarcinoma after it was revealed that he had been diagnosed with the disease.

Marcucci to replace absent Berizzo

The Sevillian club issued a statement on Monday in which it indicated that a return date for theArgentine coach is uncertain and it will depend on how quickly he recovers after the operation. It was also confirmed that during his absence, his number two, Ernesto Marcucci, will take the training sessions and control of the first team.

Emotional tribute from Sevilla players and fans

Sevilla revealed the news about the tumour to the press last Wednesday, following the Champions League match against Liverpool at the Sanchez Pizjuán. Berizzo, however, went about his business as normal the following day, training the Andalucian squad and then leading out the team in the Liga Santander match against Villarreal. It proved to be a very emotional encounter in which both players and fans showed their love and support for the man they call 'Toto'. And there were other clubs that wanted to pay tribute.

LaLiga Santander

Table PTS W D L
4Real Madrid 27 8 3 2
5Sevilla 25 8 1 4
6Villarreal 21 6 3 4
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Sevilla - Deportivo S-02/12 18:30
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*Update 27 de noviembre de 2017

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