Three Atalanta players test positive for COVID-19

The tests were carried out before Atalanta's Monday return to training ahead of the new Serie A season, due to start on September 19.

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Atalanta finished third in Serie A last season and reached the quarter-finals of the Champions League, where it lost 2-1 to Paris St Germain in Lisbon.   -  Getty Images

Three Atalanta players have tested positive for COVID-19 but all are asymptomatic and have been isolated, the Serie A club said in a statement on Monday.

The tests were carried out before Atalanta's Monday return to training ahead of the new season, due to start on September 19.

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The players were not named and Atalanta said training went ahead as normal for the rest of the squad.

Atalanta finished third in Serie A last season and reached the quarter-finals of the Champions League, where it lost 2-1 to Paris St Germain in Lisbon.

The club is based in the city of Bergamo which was at the epicentre of the coronavirus outbreak in Italy earlier this year.

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