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Thursday October 1 2020
Genoa: 'Common sense prevailed'

Genoa President Enrico Preziosi and director Daniele Faggiano explain why postponing their Serie A game with Torino became inevitable after 15 COVID cases, now rising to 16.

The Grifone had Mattia Perin and Lasse Schone test positive before the 6-0 defeat to Napoli on Sunday, but within 48 hours another 11 cases had emerged.

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Thursday October 1 2020
Serie A: Genoa-Torino postponed

The scheduled match between Genoa and Torino on Saturday, October 3, has been postponed due to the 14 cases of COVID-19 at the Grifoni.

The Rossoblu returned from a 6-0 defeat to Napoli in Serie A last weekend and have since confirmed 14 cases of coronavirus in the matchday group.

Genoa were supposed to host the Granata at the Marassi at 17.00 UK time on Saturday, but Serie A has confirmed the match is postponed.

The Extraordinary Council of the Lega Serie A has confirmed the application of the UEFA rules in the Italian League.

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Thursday October 1 2020
Genoa sign Shomurodov

FC Rostov have officially announced the sale of Eldor Shomurodov, who moves to Genoa for around €8m.

The 25-year-old scored 11 goals in 28 Russian Premier League games last term and has completed his move to the Rossoblu.

Multiple reports in Italy claim the Grifoni have spent €8m to bring the winger to Italy and Rostov officially announced the sale of the Uzbekistan international on their official website.

“An agreement has been reached between Rostov and the Italian club Genoa over a transfer of the striker," the statement read.

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Thursday October 1 2020
Genoa training suspended

Genoa have cancelled this morning's training and are undergoing rapid coronavirus tests ahead of a possible afternoon session.

The session at 10.00 UK time was cancelled by the ASL, stopping the players who tested negative from training.

But the Grifoni had scheduled another session at 14.00 UK time, with two groups of up to six players.

But the local health company cancelled the second session too and have organised rapid tests at 12.30pm.

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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.

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Wednesday September 30 2020
Ausilio: 'Ranocchia stays, no Skriniar offers'

Inter director Piero Ausilio insists Andrea Ranocchia will not go to Genoa, while they ‘have not received any particularly impressive offers’ for Milan Skriniar.

The Nerazzurri visit Benevento at 17.00 UK time (16.00 GMT), click here for the line-ups and LIVEBLOG.

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Wednesday September 30 2020
Genoa strike deal for Shomurodov

Reports in Russia claim that Genoa have agreed terms with Rostov for Uzbekistan international striker Eldor Shomurodov.

According to Liga TV, the 25-year-old forward is heading to Serie A and specifically the Stadio Luigi Ferraris.

Sport-Express claim the deal is worth €9m including various bonuses, plus a 15 per cent cut of any future transfer fee.

The centre-forward has 20 goals in 43 senior caps for Uzbekistan and only recently extended his contract with Rostov in January.

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Wednesday September 30 2020
Napoli squad clear of COVID

Napoli have announced that all the COVID-19 tests on their players and staff have come back negative after 14 cases at their recent opponents Genoa.

There will be another round of swabs tomorrow, as the Coronavirus has a long incubation period, and so more tests will be required before deciding if their game against Juventus this weekend can go ahead as planned.

Genoa had two players test positive – Mattia Perin and Lasse Schone – before Sunday’s 6-0 defeat against Napoli at the Stadio San Paolo.

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Wednesday September 30 2020
Spadafora: 'The protocol is fine'

Minister of Sport Vincenzo Spadafora has claimed Ministry of Health representative Sandra Zampa was ‘too quick’ to say Serie A will be suspended.

After having come out of the lockdown in June, the new season has been hit with a new wave of coronavirus in football, and Zampa earlier said the championship will be suspended.

Genoa, who confirmed 14 cases of coronavirus in their matchday group, must postpone their match against Torino on Saturday and Napoli are currently waiting for the test results after their 6-0 win against the Grifoni last weekend.

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Wednesday September 30 2020
Faggiano: 'We are all quarantined'

Genoa sporting director Daniele Faggiano said the Rossoblu are ‘all in quarantine and can’t play against Torino on Saturday’.

The UEFA protocol says 13 players are the minimum needed for the match to go ahead as planned, but Faggiano said it wouldn’t help the Grifoni, who are all quarantined after having discovered 14 cases of coronavirus in the matchday group.

“We are all in quarantine,” Faggiano told Radio Kiss Kiss Napoli. “The ASL stopped us, we can’t play Saturday against Torino even with the 13 available.

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