Monday September 14 2020
Napoli frustrated by Sporting cancellation

Napoli’s pre-season friendly with Sporting CP was cancelled due to three COVID cases in the Portuguese side, after they’d already flown to Lisbon.

The game was meant to be played on Sunday evening, but was scrapped with just hours to spare.

According to Tuttosport, the news of the cancellation and the three positive cases within the Sporting squad didn’t reach the Napoli team until they’d already landed at the airport in Lisbon.

Coach Gennaro Gattuso was said to be very irritated at the wasted journey and missing the chance for what would’ve been the biggest pre-season test.

The Partenopei have so far faced Castel di Sangro, L’Aquila, Serie C side Teramo and Serie B team Pescara.

Napoli’s Serie A season begins against Parma on Sunday.

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