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Tuesday November 17 2020
Callejon gets COVID all-clear

Jose Callejon has tested negative for COVID-19 and will return to training with Fiorentina tomorrow.

The former Napoli winger had tested positive ahead of the November 7 trip to Parma.

This prompted the entire squad and staff to go into self-isolation, as there were also positive tests for director general Joe Barone and another member of staff.

The squad is due to leave the ‘bubble’ tomorrow and Callejon can also return to training with new coach Cesare Prandelli.

He had been out of action since Beppe Iachini was fired.

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Monday November 16 2020
Dal Pino: 'Serie A doesn't risk another stop'

The Lega Serie A President Paolo Dal Pino said the Italian League has the ‘strictest protocol in Europe’ and won’t risk another stop.

The coronavirus pandemic continues to cause problems for the League and the Lega chief has asked for help from the Italian government.

“We must do our job, but in the face of the €600m lost due to the restrictions, we asked for new measures,” Dal Pino told La Politica nel Pallone, according to Calcio e Finanza.

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Monday November 16 2020
Italy: Mancini still positive for COVID

Italy CT Roberto Mancini is reportedly still positive for coronavirus and Alberico Evani must continue at the helm against Bosnia-Herzegovina.

La Gazzetta dello Sport reveals the Italy coach is still positive for coronavirus, two weeks after he tested positive for the virus, as the latest test results arrived this morning.

Mancini is still in quarantine and will not be back in time for the match against Bosnia in the UEFA Nations League.

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Monday November 16 2020
Second test confirms Pioli has COVID

The molecular test has reportedly confirmed Stefano Pioli has coronavirus and will not take part against Napoli in Serie A on Sunday.

The Emilian coach tested positive for COVID-19 in the rapid test on Saturday and has been quarantined at home.

The Rossoneri cancelled the training session and the club notified the health authorities accordingly.

Today, the results of the molecular test arrived and Calciomercato.com reveals it has confirmed Pioli is positive for coronavirus.

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Monday November 16 2020
De Martino: 'Lazio would have won without COVID'

Communication director Stefano De Martino said Lazio ‘would have won the Scudetto’ if last season wouldn’t have been interrupted due to COVID-19.

Lazio followed Juventus in Serie A until March but came back a different team after the lockdown period in Italy.

The Aquile eventually finished fourth in the League with five points up to the Old Lady, but De Martino is sure it would have been different without the break.

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Monday November 16 2020
Report: Gagliardini negative for COVID

Sky Sport Italia reports Roberto Gagliardini’s coronavirus test at Inter has come back negative for COVID-19 and he will be available against Torino.

The Italy midfielder will reportedly resume training in view of the match against the Granata this weekend, after his coronavirus test with Italy came back ‘doubtful’.

Andrea Pinamonti returned to Appiano Gentile too, as he suffered an ankle injury in the Under-21 match against Luxembourgh.

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Sunday November 15 2020
Report: Giampaolo has COVID

There are reports Torino coach Marco Giampaolo has tested positive for COVID-19, just a day after Milan boss Stefano Pioli.

According to Sport Mediaset, but with no formal statement from the club as of yet, Giampaolo has tested positive for Coronavirus.

The 53-year-old took the Toro job this summer, but has managed just two wins, two draws and four defeats on the bench in all competition.

If confirmed, Giampaolo could well be forced to miss next weekend’s Serie A clash with Inter.

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Saturday November 14 2020
Brzeczek commiserates with Mancini

If anyone knows what Roberto Mancini is going through, it’s Poland coach Jerzy Brzeczek, who had COVID-19 recently. ‘We mustn’t rely so much on Robert Lewandowski.’

It kicks off on Sunday at 19.45 GMT at the Mapei Stadium in Reggio-Emilia.

This is a head-to-head for top spot in Group A, as Poland are on seven points, Italy six and the Netherlands have five.

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Saturday November 14 2020
Borja Mayoral: 'I had COVID in summer'

Roma striker Borja Mayoral reveals he’s not concerned by the recent outbreak of COVID-19 at the club. ‘I already had it over the summer.’

The 23-year-old is on loan from Real Madrid and arrived on October 2, so was still in Spain when he caught the virus.

“We aren’t allowed to leave Roma, so we made the most of it and had a training session today,” he said in an Instagram Live chat.

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Saturday November 14 2020
Napoli appeal turnaround 'possible'

President of the CONI court of appeal Mario Sannino assures it is possible for them to overturn the verdict on Napoli’s match with Juventus.

The Partenopei did not attend the Serie A match on October 4, as they claimed the local health authority (ASL) had placed a travel ban on the squad due to two COVID-19 cases.

The Lega Serie A and the FIGC both agreed that Napoli hadn’t done enough to stick to the agreed protocol, which would’ve allowed the game to go ahead.

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