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Sevilla coach to undergo surgery to treat prostate cancer

November 27, 2017

Sevilla's Guido Pizarro, left, celebrates with Sevilla coach Eduardo Berizzo, right, after scoring their third goal during a Champions League group E soccer match between Sevilla and Liverpool, at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan stadium in Seville, Spain, Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017. (AP Photo/Miguel Morenatti)

MADRID (AP) — Sevilla coach Eduardo “Toto” Berizzo will undergo surgery to treat prostate cancer on Tuesday, the club said.

Berizzo’s return will depend on “the success of the surgery” and his “post-operative development.”

Assistant manager Ernesto Marcucci will coach the first team until Berizzo is back.

Sevilla announced last week that the 48-year-old Argentine was diagnosed with a malignant prostate tumor.

Sevilla lies fifth in the Spanish league.

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