Football Icons Make Huge Donations To Help Battle The Coronavirus Outbreak.

Juventus and Portuguese star CristianoRonaldo and his agent Jorge Mendes will finance three intensive care units for coronavirus patients in the hospitals of Lisbon and Porto with a donation worth over €1million.

The pair’s donation will go towards buying crucial equipment for ICUs at Lisbon’s Santa Maria Hospital and the Santo Antonio hospital in Porto.

Similar donations have been made on Tuesday by similar icons in the football world "Lionel Messi and Pep Guardiola."

Barcelona and Argentine forward Lionel Messi has made a reported donation of €1 million (£920,000/$1.08 million) to Hospital Clinic, a public hospital in Barcelona, to help combat the coronavirus pandemic.

The hospital n Barcelona, also confirmed that the 32-year-old had made a donation wortj €1million on their official Twitter page.

Messi donation will be split between two medical centres: Hospital Clinic in Barcelona and another in his native Rosario, Argentina.

Meanwhile Manchester City's boss Pep Guardiola also donated €1 million (£920,000/$1.08 million) to help buy medical supplies in the fight against coronavirus in his home of Catalonia.

A statement from the Medical College of Barcelona confirmed the former Barcelona's manager contribution to the Angel Soler Daniel Foundation’s campaign.

"The donation will go towards the purchase and production of medical supplies and equipment to aid in the treatment of Covid-19 in the area."

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