The very first report of COVID-19 was in Wuhan, China, but it has spread quickly all around the world. Wuhan could be considered as the first epicenter of the virus but after time, other countries become the epicenter of the coronavirus. Unfortunately, Italy became the epicenter country due to the spike of COVID-19 patients. Of course, people could not ignore the fact that Italy also has a famous football league. Are there any football players of Serie A that had been affected by COVID-19? Of course, there are.
The most notable player that had been tested positive with coronavirus must be Daniele Rugani, the defender of the Juventus team. He informed the public that he was fine although he has the COVID-19. He even encouraged people to follow the rule to save them and the people around them from the virus. This case was reported after the victory of Juventus over Inter Milan from the match done behind the close door. Because of this circumstance, the Nerazzurri had to cancel all of the activities in the competition. The news of Rugani’s positive test result made Cristiano Ronaldo chose to be in Madeira to avoid getting the virus. daftar agen sbobet
Rugani was not the only Juventus player that had been tested positive with COVID-19. The positive test result was also received by Blaise Matuidi. He stayed at home for self-isolation but there is no symptoms appearance.
There were rumors said that positive coronavirus result was also received by Paulo Dybala. However, the football player from Argentina did not confirm this information. He just did voluntary self-isolation according to his update post. Later, it was confirmed that the positive COVID-19 test was given not only to Dybala but also to his girlfriend.
The striker of Sampdoria, Manolo Gabbiadino had been confirmed with COVID-19. It means that he became the second player in Serie A that had contracted the virus.
Other Sampdoria Players
It was not only Gabbiadini that has been reported positive with the coronavirus from Sampdoria. According to official confirmation from the club, the team-mates of Gabbiadini had also tested coronavirus positive. They included Bartosz Berenszynski, Fabio Depaoli, Morten Thorsby, Antonino La Gumina, and Albin Ekdal. The club doctor, Amedeo Baldari also had the same test result. Defender, Omar Colley was rumored positive but he denied it later.
Fiorentina football club was not free from the pandemic spread. Some players including German Pezzella, Patrick Cutrone, and Dusan Vlahovic got their positive test result for COVID-19.
Paolo Maldini and Son
The COVID-19 did not only attack the currently active player of Serie A Italy. Paolo Maldini, the legend of AC Milan was also reported positive with COVID-19. He and his son, Daniel Maldini, that also had been tested positive followed two weeks of self-isolation at home until completely recovered from the virus.
Last but not least, there was also information about the virus spread in Atalanta Football Club. The goalkeeper of the team, Marco Sportiello also got a positive test result for COVID-19.