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Sergio Ramos, Gerard Pique and Santi Cazorla help raise more than £570,000 for medical supplies


Spain's biggest football stars came together on Saturday night in a virtual music festival to raise money for the fight against coronavirus.

National team defenders Sergio Ramos and Gerard Pique, who play for rivals Real Madrid and Barcelona respectively, helped out at the #LaLigaSanatanderFest alongside former Arsenal midfielder Santi Cazorla. 

The event combined football with some of Spain's most popular music artists and raised more than €640,000 (£570,000) by Saturday night. 

The money will go towards purchasing medical supplies to help people cure themselves from the coronavirus pandemic. 

Among the popular Spanish music artists at the festival was Luis Fonsi, who wrote the hit song 'Despacito' in 2017. 

Ramos, Pique and Cazorla participated in the festival via video conference, with the trio undergoing self-isolation due to the pandemic.

The three players were interviewed by the event hosts while they were also joined by the likes of ex-Spain international Fernando Morientes, Real Sociedad midfielder Asier Illaramendi and Real Madrid forward Lucas Vazquez. 

Spain is one of the worst-hit countries in the world when it comes to recorded coronavirus cases and deaths. Weekend data revealed the number of cases is approaching 75,000 while nearly 6,000 Spanish citizens have died from the virus. 

The country's football authorities opted to suspend LaLiga indefinitely this week as Spain continues to combat COVID-19. The league will not resume again until the Spanish government deem it safe to do so. 

The Copa del Rey final between Basque clubs Real Sociedad and Athletic Bilbao, which was set to take place on April 18, has also been pushed back to a later date due to the disease. 

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