Genoa (dpa) – The corona situation in Italian professional football is deteriorating and affects not only the national team but also the club of the German professional Robin Gosens.
Atalanta Bergamo announced that a team member had tested positive for the corona virus. The unnamed victim is not showing any symptoms of the disease, it said. Defender Gosens was nominated by Joachim Löw for the upcoming international matches of the German national team.
According to a report by the ANSA news agency, Atalanta coach Gian Piero Gasperini has canceled the press conference that was scheduled for Saturday. Bergamo will receive Cagliari Calcio in Serie A.
Italian coach Roberto Mancini did not include players from SSC Napoli in the Squadra Azzurra squad for the upcoming internationals on Saturday, after the Piotr Zielinski tested positive for the corona virus by the South Italians.
Naples had won 6-0 against CFC Genoa a week ago – at the club from Liguria, the number of players who tested positive on Saturday even rose to 17. This outbreak made the Serie A game scheduled for Saturday the last against the team. FC Turin has moved. As other clubs were also affected, an interruption in all Serie A games was recently discussed in Italy.