Time.news – It all started with Leonardo Bonucci. The Juventus player returns from the trip to Vilnius tested positive for Covid.
The night before, on March 31st, the national team had played (and won 2-0) with Lithuania and at the end it was announced that four members of the blue staff they tested positive. The first positive emerged on Tuesday 30 March after the swabs made in Bulgaria and the positive member was isolated and returned to Italy before Vilnius with close contact. The other three cases arose after the match against Lithuania. It should be noted that the direct contacts of the first positives had already been isolated, so much so that on the bench with Mancini there was only Evani. The infected returned to Italy with an ambulance plane while the players had carried out a swab on Tuesday evening, all of which were negative.
For this from the entuorage of the Azzurri Bonucci’s positivity was experienced as a bolt from the blue. How he managed to positivize himself it’s a mistery, but also a fact.
And so in his case others have gradually been added to delineate a real one national team cluster: after Bonucci the Torino goalkeeper was also positive Sirigu (even if the grenade club has not made its name official), Florenzi and Verratti of Paris Saint-German, Vincenzo Grifo from Freiburg, Alessio Cragno of Cagliari and Federico Bernardeschi of Juventus.
Now the teams are worried (Mancini’s squad were 38) and there are already those who have done so, like Sassuolo with Manuel Locatelli and Gian Marco Ferrari, not to field the national teams in Serie A, or to put them in a ‘bubble’ as Fiorentina did with Gaetano Castrovilli and Cristiano Biraghi (however negative results in today’s last tampers).
Now that the cluster seems to continue to grow, we wonder about the advisability of blocking Serie A for a round – something that Lega Serie A has never considered – also because the cases of positivity begin to become many and several footballers (such as Cragno, Sirigu and Bernardeschi) have regularly played by owners in their respective matches on Saturday 3 April.