SERIE A

Koulibaly tests positive for Covid-19 ahead of Coppa semi-final and Juventus clash

Ahead of important meetings with Atalanta and Juventus, Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly has tested positive for Covid-19.

Koulibaly positive for COVID-19 ahead of Coppa semi-final and Juventus clash

Kalidou Koulibaly tested positive for coronavirus ahead of Napoli's Coppa Italia semi-final second leg with Atalanta and Serie A meeting with Juventus. The centre-back returned a positive result on Friday and began self-isolating ahead of Saturday's league game against struggling GenoaNapoli are scheduled to face Atalanta for a place in the Coppa Italia final on Wednesday and Juve – who sit two points ahead of them in fourth in Serie A – the following Saturday.

A club statement read: "After the swabs carried out this morning, Kalidou Koulibaly tested positive for COVID-19. The player is asymptomatic and will observe a period of self-isolation at home."

Granada clash looming

Napoli are already without Faouzi Ghoulam for their trip to Genoa after the full-back tested positive for coronavirus. After taking on Juventus, Napoli travel to Granada for the first leg of their Europa League last-32 tie on 18 February.