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Thursday April 23 2020
Sampdoria all-clear from COVID-19

Sampdoria have announced that all the players who had previously tested positive are now free of COVID-19.

The Serie A club was unusual in that it refused to confirm how many of its players and members of staff had contracted the virus.

Manolo Gabbiadini was the first at Marassi to test positive on March 12, followed by Albin Ekdal, Antonino La Gumina, Morten Thorsby, Jakub Jankto, Fabio Depaoli and Bartosz Bereszynski.

Omar Colley had initially been named as positive, but later revealed a second test had cleared him.

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Thursday April 23 2020
Disappointed Ekdal: 'I can do better'

Albin Ekdal admits he’s ‘disappointed’ with Sampdoria’s season so far and fears ‘resuming too early’ can lead to injuries after the long break.

The 30-year-old, who tested positive for the coronavirus last month, admitted that he hasn’t been thinking a lot about football during the quarantine.

Sampdoria were 16th in Serie A when football stopped and had won two out of their last three matches. La Gazzetta dello Sport asked Ekdal if he was disappointed about stopping during a good moment for the Blucerchiati.

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Friday April 10 2020
Ekdal: 'Quarantine was hard'

Sampdoria midfielder Albin Ekdal has spent a month in quarantine after testing positive for coronavirus and the Sweden international admitted ‘it was very hard’.

The Blucerchiati were one of the teams hardest-hit by the pandemic last month and the 30-year-old was among the first batch of players to test positive for the virus in Serie A.

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Wednesday March 18 2020
Pogba message for Matuidi

Paul Pogba released a video of his solo training sessions wearing a Juventus jersey, but assured he was just “supporting friends” Blaise Matuidi and Albin Ekdal after they tested positive for coronavirus.

Juve had two confirmed cases so far, Daniele Rugani and Matuidi, while Ekdal is one of several Sampdoria players who have been infected.

Manchester United midfielder Pogba has been repeatedly linked with a return to Juventus and acknowledged as much in his Instagram message.

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Saturday March 14 2020
Depaoli latest Samp player with Coronavirus

Sampdoria full-back Fabio Depaoli confirms he too has tested positive for Coronavirus. “This is an invisible monster that is attacking without distinction.”

He is the sixth Samp player to test positive, although a statement released by the club today warned they would not be giving any more updates, in order to avoid causing further “concern.”

However, Depaoli took to Instagram in order to announce the news himself, following teammates Manolo Gabbiadini, Omar Colley, Albin Ekdal, Antonino La Gumina and Morten Thorsby.

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Saturday March 14 2020
Sampdoria stop Coronavirus updates

Sampdoria, who had five players test positive for Coronavirus, announced they won’t give any further updates to “avoid creating further public alarm.”

The Blucerchiati are the hardest-hit by the pandemic so far in Serie A, as Manolo Gabbiadini was the second player to test positive after Juventus defender Daniele Rugani.

Yesterday, Sampdoria announced that Omar Colley, Albin Ekdal, Antonino La Gumina, Morten Thorsby and club doctor Amedeo Baldari had all tested positive too.

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Saturday March 14 2020
Pezzella and Cutrone contract Coronavirus

Fiorentina players Patrick Cutrone and German Pezzella have both tested positive for the Coronavirus, following the announcement last night that Dusan Vlahovic has also tested positive.

Fiorentina announced last night that striker Vlahovic tested positive for the COVID-19 virus, as the Coronavirus is otherwise known as.

Vlahovic follows Juventus’ Daniele Rugani and five Sampdoria players, Omar Colley, Albin Ekdal, Antonino La Gumina, Manolo Gabbiadini and Morten Thorsby in contracting the virus.

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Friday March 13 2020
Vlahovic tests positive for Coronavirus

Fiorentina striker Dusan Vlahovic has been tested positive for the Coronavirus, the club has announced.

Vlahovic has become the latest professional footballer player to contract the disease.

Juventus defender Daniele Rugani was the first in Serie A to test positive for the disease.

Yesterday, Sampdoria striker Manolo Gabbiadini also admitted that he had tested positive for the virus.

Earlier today, Samp's Omar Colley, Albin Ekdal, Antonino La Gumina and Morten Thorsby all contracted COVID-19, as the virus is otherwise known as.

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Friday March 13 2020
Four Sampdoria players contract Coronavirus

A further four Sampdoria players have tested positive for the Coronavirus, following Manolo Gabbiadini’s admission yesterday that he has the virus.

Italian football journalist Fabrizio Romano broke the news on Twitter that Omar Colley, Albin Ekdal, Antonino La Gumina and Morten Thorsby have all tested positive for the virus.

This follows Gabbiadini’s admission yesterday that the striker also has the Coronavirus.

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Tuesday February 11 2020
Serie A: Cristante out against Dea

Roma midfielder Bryan Cristante and Cagliari star Radja Nainggolan are among five suspended players to sit out of this weekend’s action in Serie A.

The Diciplinary Commission have announced the players who are banned ahead of Serie A Week 23 this weekend and Cristante will be forced to miss the Giallorossi’s meeting with Atalanta in Bergamo.

Cagliari host Napoli without Nainggolan in their squad after the verdict, whilst Armando Izzo must sit out when Torino try to avoid their sixth consecutive defeat at San Siro against Milan on Monday.

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