Saturday October 3 2020
Napoli: Elmas also has COVID

Napoli announce that a second player has also tested positive for COVID-19, as Eljif Elmas and Piotr Zielinski are out of the Juventus trip.

The Partenopei beat Genoa 6-0 last weekend and hours after that game, a massive outbreak of Coronavirus spread throughout the Genoa squad.

There are now 22 cases at the club between players and staff, many of whom played against Napoli last Sunday.

It was therefore feared they had infected some of the Napoli team as well and there are now two cases at the Stadio San Paolo.

Zielinski already tested positive on Thursday, the second round of swabs today all came back negative except for four that still needed to be processed.

After a couple of hours, Napoli released an update, confirming midfielder Elmas had also tested positive for COVID-19.

Both are naturally out of tomorrow night’s trip to Turin against Juventus.