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Thursday April 15 2021
Serie B: Pescara ordered into lockdown

Serie B side Pescara have been ordered into lockdown until April 26 following a COVID outbreak, so three games will be postponed.

There are at least seven players and one member of staff who tested positive over the last few days.

This prompted the ASL (local health authority) to intervene, ordering everyone into isolation and lockdown until April 26.

That means no training sessions and no leaving their homes.

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Wednesday April 14 2021
Serie B: COVID cluster at Pescara

A COVID-19 cluster has emerged at Serie B side Pescara, with seven players and one member of staff testing positive.

There are concerns because the spread continues to grow with another two positive tests added this morning.

They have all been isolated, but with eight cases now between squad and staff, the local health authority is bound to step in.

If the whole team is ordered into lockdown for several days, then their upcoming Serie B game against Virtus Entella will have to be postponed.

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Monday April 12 2021
Stramaccioni: 'I wanted Verratti at Inter, but nobody believed in him'

Former Inter coach Andrea Stramaccioni revealed he ‘wanted Marco Verratti’ at the Nerazzurri. ‘But everyone was afraid, nobody believed in him’.

The Italy international went from Pescara to Paris Saint-Germain in July 2012 and the 28-year-old has so far never played in Serie A.

The central midfielder has played 341 competitive games with the French giants and has helped PSG pick up seven Ligue 1 titles, five French Cups and six French League Cups.

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Sunday April 11 2021
Pescara release medical update on Grassadonia

Pescara announce their coach Gianluca Grassadonia is ‘in good conditions’ and tested negative for COVID after losing consciousness in their game against Brescia yesterday.

Grassadonia collapsed in the final minutes of Saturday's Serie B clash between Brescia and Pescara at the Stadio Rigamonti.

Grassadonia was taken to the hospital to undergo medical examinations, and the Dolphins have now released a medical update on their coach.

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Saturday April 10 2021
Serie B: Pescara coach collapses

There was a scare in Serie B this afternoon when Pescara coach Gianluca Grassadonia collapsed during a game with Brescia.

The incident occurred towards the end of the 1-1 draw at the Stadio Rigamonti.

Grassadonia seemed to briefly lose consciousness on the touchline and medics rushed to his aid.

Play was stopped for several minutes while he received treatment.

He then left the pitch with medical staff and the game was able to continue.

The 48-year-old is a former player representing the likes of Cagliari, Salernitana and Chievo.

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Monday April 5 2021
Serie B: Monza held by Pescara, Empoli-Chievo not played

Monza were held to a 1-1 home draw by Pescara in Serie B, while Empoli-Chievo was not played although the visitors turned up to the Stadio Castellani.

Empoli have 11 players and two staff members positive for COVID, and their previous game against Cremonese had been postponed.

That used up their only ‘free pass’ predicted by the COVID protocol.          

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Tuesday February 16 2021
Verratti 'wanted Juve and Barcelona' moves

Marco Verratti’s former agent reveals he ‘had an agreement with Juventus’ and initially rejected both PSG and Napoli, then wanted Barcelona in 2017.

The midfielder is hoping to shake off an injury in time to start tonight’s Champions League Round of 16 tie.

He has been with Paris Saint-Germain since leaving Serie B side Pescara in 2012, but this career path was almost very different.

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Thursday January 7 2021
De Sanctis improving after surgery

Morgan De Sanctis’ conditions are improving, and the Roma director will, according to La Gazzetta dello Sport, soon be discharged from hospital.

The former goalkeeper was involved in a serious car accident on Saturday night and had the spleen removed at the Gemelli hospital.

His conditions are improving and the report reveals he will soon be discharged.

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Wednesday January 6 2021
De Sanctis: Successful surgery, in intensive care but out of danger

Roma director Morgan De Sanctis was operated in the last hours at the Gemelli hospital and reports reveal he is conscious, and his situation is under control.

De Sanctis was reportedly involved in a serious car accident last night and the former goalkeeper underwent surgery this morning.

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Wednesday January 6 2021
De Sanctis hospitalised after car accident

Roma director Morgan De Sanctis was reportedly involved in a serious car accident last night and the former goalkeeper underwent surgery this morning.

Il Messaggero reports the 43-year-old was involved in an accident on Via Cristoforo Colombo during the night and the Giallorossi manager initially arrived at the Villa Stuart Clinic in Rome for the first checks.

He was then transported to the Agostino Gemelli hospital to examine for any internal bleeding and monitor head trauma.

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