NEWS
Wednesday September 30 2020
Genoa name 11 COVID positive players

Genoa have named the 11 players who tested positive for COVID-19, along with four members of staff, including Marko Pjaca and Davide Zappacosta.

The club released a statement confirming Francesco Cassata, Lukas Lerager, Federico Marchetti, Filippo Melegoni, Luca Pellegrini, Mattia Perin, Marko Pjaca, Ivan Radovanovic, Lasse Schöne, Davide Zappacosta and today also Valon Behrami tested positive.

Members of staff Pietro Cistaro, Alessandro Donato, Pietro Gatto and Matteo Perasso also contracted the Coronavirus.

Perin and Schone are the only players who tested positive for COVID-19 before Sunday’s match with Napoli at the Stadio San Paolo.

The others all tested positive only after returning to Genoa and Napoli have reason to be concerned, as Marchetti, Lerager, Melegoni, Pellegrini, Pjaca, Radovanovic, Zappacosta and Behrami all played against Napoli.

Behrami was the latest, as he had tested negative on Monday, but positive today.

Today, Napoli announced that the full squad and staff tested negative, but COVID-19 has a long incubation period, so more swabs will be required before this weekend’s Serie A match with Juventus.

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