Saturday October 3 2020
Genoa now have 17 players with COVID

The COVID-19 outbreak at Genoa continues to intensify, with news Davide Biraschi, Domenico Criscito and Darian Males also tested positive.

That takes the total number of players with Coronavirus at the club to 17, along with at least five members of staff.

A statement this morning confirmed Biraschi, new signing Males and captain Criscito have all now tested positive.

Petar Brlek and Miha Zajc were added to the list on Friday.

Mattia Destro was positive on Thursday, with the club confirming the original list of players with the virus as Valon Behrami, Francesco Cassata, Lukas Lerager, Federico Marchetti, Filippo Melegoni, Luca Pellegrini, Mattia Perin, Marko Pjaca, Ivan Radovanovic, Lasse Schone and Davide Zappacosta.

Because of the outbreak, Genoa’s game with Torino was postponed, as it had been due to kick off this afternoon.

Napoli were Genoa’s most recent opponents, winning 6-0 on Sunday, and they have so far had two positive tests – Piotr Zielinski and a member of staff.

More swabs are performed today, with results expected this evening, ahead of Napoli’s trip to Juventus.