The Italian Football League Ruled: Genoa – Torino Is Postponed

At the end of an extraordinary meeting which lasted two days, the Lega Serie A has decided: The match between Genoa and Torino scheduled for Saturday at 6.00 PM at the Luigi Ferraris Stadium is postponed. A new date is yet to be decided.

The decision, much expected, came as a consequence of 15 Genoa members – including 11 players – testing positive to COVID-19 earlier this week. This morning, the Local Health Unit in Genoa had forbidden the Rossoblu club to resume training and requested a new rounds of tests to be executed on those staff who tested negative the past days.

Genoa had not been training since the news of their mass-positivity came out, basically making it necessary for the upcoming match with Torino to be postponed.

In the past days, the Italian Minister for Sports Vincenzo Spadafora remarked that there is no need to halt the Serie A for the time being, a position reiterated today by the Vice-Minister for Health Pierpaolo Sileri: “If one team is found to have many positive players, that team will have some problems to play. However, that is different than having multiple teams with multiple positives. At the moment, there is no risk that the championship will be suspended because the problem is related to one team only” noted Sileri in an inteview with an Italian radio.

All Napoli players and staff – who faced Genoa in their last Serie A game on Sunday – tested negative to COVID-19 earlier this week, confirming that at the moment the outbreak seems to be circumscribed to the Rossoblu club only.