A new case of coronavirus in Naples threatens the holding of the shock against Juventus this Sunday evening, which could be played on the green carpet. This new imbroglio is shaking Italian football.
This is the term chosen by the Corriere dello Sport. Serie A is turning into “chaos” because of the increasing cases of Covid-19. In Genoa, there are now 22 cases of coronavirus, and the Rossoblu will not face Torino this weekend, logically.
But now it is the clash between the Juventus and the Napoli, scheduled this Sunday evening, which turns tragicomic. The reason ? The positive test suffered by defender Eljif Elmas, which follows the one previously suffered by midfielder Piotr Zielinski. Result, noting a cluster, the local health agency (ASL) recommended to the Campania club to put its players in isolation.
The rest of the threatened season?
That’s when the confusion began. Aurelio de Laurentiis, the sulphurous Neapolitan president, requested the postponement of the match. But that was refused! By Juventus, who have announced that their team will perform well at the stadium this Sunday evening, and by the Italian league, which will send referees. Obviously, the Ministry of Health does not plan to postpone a match as long as a club has enough players to play it
As it stands, Napoli are therefore facing a 3-0 green carpet defeat. The Partonepei will stay at home, following the recommendations of the ASL. At the same time, they continue to campaign for a postponement, but they will find it difficult to count on the support of Juve, given the rivalry between the two clubs.
In the meantime, one can wonder what turn will take this Serie A season if, from the third day, it is also complicated to ensure that the matches can withstand the Covid-19.
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