Sevilla manager Eduardo Berizzo told his players he has been diagnosed with prostate cancer before their incredible three-goal comeback against Liverpool, according to reports.
Liverpool were already 3 goals ahead in 30 minutes of their Champions League match with Sevilla on Tuesday night.
The Spanish side, however produced a magical second-half performance to secure a draw in stoppage time.
Pizarro’s injury-time goal sparked wild celebrations from the players who made a point of running over to Berizzo and embracing him.
And after the game, reports emerged that the comeback was inspired by distressing news given to the Sevilla players during the half-time team talk.
Berizzo, 48, told them he has been diagnosed with prostate cancer, according to Sevillainfo.
The reports were confirmed by other journalists including Spanish football expert Guillem Balague who tweeted: “Eduardo Berizzo, Sevilla manager, has got prostate cancer. His real big game starts now.
“Sevilla will confirm soon in a public note”
According to Sevillainfo, the tumour has been caught early and Berizzo, who was appointed manager in May, is expected to make a full recovery.