Bayern Munich forward Robert Lewandowski and his wife Anna have donated €1million (£924,000) to try to help with the Coronavirus pandemic.
The COVID-19 death toll has now passed 11,000 worldwide, while the number of confirmed cases has passed 275,000.
Bavaria, the state in Germany where Lewandowski is based, has become the first state in the country to impose a 14-day ban on going outdoors, and during their self-isolation Lewandowski and Anna sent a message of hope to fans.
As reported by Polish outlet Sportowefakty, they said: “Today, we are all aware of the difficulties of the situation that surrounds us. Today we all play in one team.
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“Let’s be strong in this fight and be unanimous. If we can help someone safely, let’s do it. Good comes back.
“The situation affects each of us, we do not choose, so once again we ask: Let us follow the recommendations, listen to those who know each other well.
“Let’s be responsible. We believe that we will return to normal soon. Let’s be together, let’s be in solidarity.”
Lewandowski had scored a sensational 25 goals in 23 appearances in the Bundesliga before the division was suspended, while he was also top scorer in the Champions League with 11 goals.Copyright © 2020 Completesports.com All rights reserved. The information contained in Completesports.com may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without the prior written authority of Completesports.com.