"Leo Messi made a donation to the clinic to fight the coronavirus," Hospital Clinic wrote on Twitter. "Thank you very much, Leo, for your commitment and your support."
â€œPep Guardiola has made a donation of one million euros to the Angel Soler Daniel Foundation for the acquisition and supply of health equipment to deal with the Covid-19 pandemic,â€ said a statement from the College.
â€œThe donation campaign promoted by the Medical College of Barcelona and managed through the Angel Soler Daniel Foundation aims to collect medical materials and financial contributions from collegiate doctors and the general population, for the purchase of medical equipment and equipment that is currently lacking in health centres in Catalonia.
â€œIt will also help finance the alternative production, through 3D printing and other methods, of respirators and personal protection equipment for healthcare staff.â€
Before Guardiola made his donation, the campaign had raised 33,000 euros in three days.
The region of Catalonia, where Guardiola is from and where Messi has lived since joining Barca aged 13, is one of the worst-affected parts of the country.
(Reporting by Alasdair Mackenzie; Editing by Ken Ferris)