Genoa goalkeeper Mattia Perin tests positive for COVID-19

Genoa goalkeeper Mattia Perin has tested positive for COVID-19, the Serie A club said on Saturday.

Mattia Perin, who is on loan from Juventus, had tested positive and was at home with a slight fever.   -  Twitter/@MattiaPerin

Genoa goalkeeper Mattia Perin has tested positive for COVID-19, the Serie A club said on Saturday, leading to its match away to Napoli on Sunday kicking off later than planned.

Genoa coach Rolando Maran told Saturday's pre-match news conference that the 27-year-old, who is on loan from Juventus, had tested positive and was at home with a slight fever. The rest of the squad were training as usual, Maran said.

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Serie A later announced that Sunday's match in Naples would kick off at 1800 local time.

The Gazzetta dello Sport said the Genoa squad needed to undergo a new round of testing and had postponed their charter flight to Naples from Saturday afternoon to Sunday morning to allow time to obtain the results.

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