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Tuesday November 10 2020
Ilicic: 'I felt COVID first-hand'

Atalanta star Josip Ilicic admits he ‘felt the impact of COVID first-hand’ and dedicated an award to ‘all those who are suffering.’

The Slovenia international received the award as part of the Premio Dardanello ceremony, representing Atalanta’s status as a beacon of hope in the sad months when Bergamo was hit harder than any other Italian region by the pandemic.

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Tuesday November 10 2020
Report: 95 Lazio swabs seized

La Gazzetta dello Sport reports the Prosecutor’s Office has seized 95 swab tests to analyse the results from Lazio’s laboratory in Avellino.

The Federal Prosecutor’s Office and the Public Prosecutor’s Office are investigating into the coronavirus situation at Lazio in recent weeks.

The head of Futura Diagnostica, the laboratory Lazio relies on for the swabs, is reportedly a suspect and the prosecutors have confiscated 95 swabs to study them further.

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Monday November 9 2020
Serie C: Six new cases of COVID at Palermo

The derby between Palermo and Catania could be at risk, as ANSA reports six new cases of coronavirus at the Rosanero.

The news agency reports the pre-match swabs on the eve of tonight’s match in Serie C, scheduled at 20.00 UK time, has revealed six players positive for COVID-19 and two others are being studied further.

Among the 18 players called up by coach Roberto Boscaglia, six players tested positive for coronavirus, totally asymptomatic.

The club waits for the outcome of the control swabs carried out this morning, as per the FIGC protocol.

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Monday November 9 2020
FIGC investigation into Lazio grows

The FIGC Prosecutor’s Office is investigating into Futura Diagnostica and the prosecutors of Avellino are studying the coronavirus situation at Lazio.

Il Corriere dello Sport reports hypotheses of crime in the file opened by the Public Prosecutor of Avellino.

The President of Futura Diagnostica, the laboratory that Lazio relies on for the swabs, has been registered as a suspect, according to the report.

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Saturday November 7 2020
Lazio investigation gathers evidence

According to news agency Ansa, authorities have collected evidence related to the Lazio COVID-19 swabs at the Formello training ground and laboratory in Avellino.

An investigation was launched after three Lazio players – Ciro Immobile, Lucas Leiva and Thomas Strakosha – repeatedly tested negative in their internal tests, but positive for UEFA.

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Saturday November 7 2020
Immobile and Leiva miss Juventus

Ciro Immobile, Thomas Strakosha and Lucas Leiva left the Lazio training ground today, so seem to be out of tomorrow’s match with Juventus due to inconclusive COVID-19 tests.

According to Lalaziosiamonoi.it and Sport Mediaset, Immobile, Strakosha and Leiva were spotted leaving the training ground just before today’s session.

They had all tested positive for COVID-19 in the UEFA exams ahead of Champions League games against Club Brugge and Zenit, but negative for last week’s Serie A fixture with Torino.

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Saturday November 7 2020
Gagliardini and Radu tests 'inconclusive'

Roberto Gagliardini and Ionut Radu provided ‘inconclusive’ COVID test results, so the Inter pair need to be retested ahead of the Atalanta game.

The situation remains in flux, after it was announced via a statement that Inter goalkeeper Daniele Padelli had tested positive.

Now Gagliardini and Radu are absent from this afternoon’s training session.

Coach Antonio Conte stated in his press conference that their COVID-19 test results were ‘inconclusive.’

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Saturday November 7 2020
Inter goalkeeper Padelli has COVID

Inter goalkeeper Daniele Padelli has tested positive for COVID-19, confirms the club with a statement.

The tests were performed as per protocol ahead of tomorrow’s Serie A match against Atalanta.

The Nerazzurri shot-stopper is ‘totally asymptomatic’ and will remain in self-isolation.

“FC Internazionale Milano can announce that Daniele Padelli has tested positive for Covid-19 following a test conducted ahead of tomorrow afternoon's fixture against Atalanta.

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Saturday November 7 2020
Cristian Zapata positive for COVID

COVID-19 has returned to the Genoa squad, as defender Cristian Zapata tested positive on Friday.

A statement released by the club this afternoon confirmed Zapata had tested positive with a swab taken on November 6.

This means he will miss this weekend's Serie A match with Roma.

The Colombia international was not one of the 22 people – including 17 players – who contracted the virus last month.

They had all made a full recovery ahead of last week’s 1-1 draw with Sampdoria.

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Saturday November 7 2020
Mancini hopes for Nations League all-clear

Italy coach Roberto Mancini is positive for COVID-19, so his assistant Alberigo Evani will be on the bench against Estonia, but he hopes to return for the Nations League.

The CT tested positive yesterday, as confirmed by a FIGC statement, and is self-isolating at home.

He is asymptomatic, so it’s hoped he can make a quick recovery and test negative in time to sit on the bench for the Nations League fixtures.

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