NEWS
Thursday October 29 2020
FIGC met with Lotito over COVID outbreak

The FIGC visited Lazio following the outbreak that left the Biancocelesti without 12 players for the match against Club Brugge in the Champions League.

Il Messaggero reports the Federcalcio representatives paid a visit to Formello after the COVID-19 cases emerged at Lazio and the announcement has raised some questions for patron Claudio Lotito.

The inspectors from the association had a long meeting with the President, after 12 cases was found by the UEFA swabs ahead of the trip to Bruges.

Lazio’s medical staff claimed there ‘are some cases to be verified’, including leading goalscorer Ciro Immobile, but the team will undergo another round of swabs ahead of the match against Torino this weekend.

The newspaper reveals Lazio are contemplating applying for a postponement of the match, in compliance with the current regulations of the Lega.

Andreas Pereira, who was initially held back, travelled to Belgium after a negative test and joined the team in the 1-1 draw against Club Brugge, but the Aquile were without a dozen players, inlcluding Luis Alberto, Immobile, Lucas Leiva, Manuel Lazzari, Luiz Felipe, Danilo Cataldi and Thomas Strakosha.