CORONAVIRUS THREATENS SERIE A GAME BETWEEN JUVENTUS AND NAPOLI
Written by admin on October 4, 2020
The Serie A game between Juventus and Napoli on Sunday is in doubt after two of the latter side’s players tested positive for coronavirus.
Unconfirmed reports in Italy say Napoli have been unable to travel to Turin because of an order from their local health authority.
On Saturday, they tweeted that the team will take to the field “as foreseen by the Serie A league calendar”.
They followed this up on Sunday with further tweets, one declaring “Matchday!” and another showing their squad list for the encounter.
To further complicate matters, the Juventus squad are currently in a “bubble” after two non-playing staff members tested positive for Covid-19.
There has been no official comment from either the team or the health authority regarding Sunday’s match.
Napoli did tweet on Sunday to say that reports suggesting manager Gennaro Gattuso had tested positive for coronavirus were inaccurate.
Unless Serie A orders Sunday’s match to be postponed, Napoli would forfeit the game 3-0.