World news – Koulibaly positive for COVID-19 before Coppa semi-finals and Juventus clash


Kalidou Koulibaly tested positive for coronavirus ahead of Napolis Coppa Italia semi-final second leg with Atalanta and the Serie A meeting with Juventus.

The center-back scored positive on Friday and started off ahead of the league game on Saturday against Genoa.

Napoli will battle Atalanta for a place in the Coppa Italia final on Wednesday and Juve, who are two points ahead of them in fourth place in Serie A, the following Saturday.

A statement from the club said: « Following the smears taken this morning, Kalidou Koulibaly tested positive for COVID-19.

Napoli is already without Faouzi Ghoulam for his trip to Genoa after the full-back tested positive for coronavirus.

After battling Juventus, Napoli will travel to Granada on February 18 to play the first leg of the last 32 Europa League games.


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