Lazio fear coronavirus chaos with NINE players including Ciro Immobile missing from training before their trip to Club Brugge in the Champions League… leaving just TWELVE players to train together
- Lazio face Club Brugge away from home in Champions League on Wednesday
- However, the Serie A outfit’s preparations have been throw into chaos
- There are fears of a coronavirus outbreak within Lazio camp ahead of the game
- Only 12 players reportedly trained with Lazio boss Simone Inzaghi on Tuesday
Lazio’s preparations for their Champions League clash against Club Brugge were thrown into chaos following fears of a Covid outbreak within the squad.
The Serie A outfit take on Club Brugge away on Wednesday night in Europe’s elite competition, but according to Tuttomercatoweb, Simone Inzaghi was left with a depleted squad on Tuesday.
Only 12 players trained on the eve of the Champions League encounter – leading to fears that coronavirus has ravaged Lazio’s squad following tests carried out on Monday.
Lazio manager Simone Inzaghi was left with just 12 players during training on Tuesday
Ciro Immobile was missing from training amid fears of a coronavirus outbreak within squad
A total of nine players were missing from the training session, including star names Ciro Immobile and Luis Alberto.
Andreas Pereira, Lucas Leiva, Manuel Lazzari, Danilo Cataldi, Luiz Felipe, Thomas Strakosha and Nicolo Armini were also missing from training.
The reasons for their absence from training has yet to be officially explained by the Serie A outfit but there are big concerns there has been a Covid outbreak.
Lazio will be desperate that the situation isn’t as serious as feared as they continue their Champions League assault.
Lazio made the perfect start to their Champions League campaign after surprising Bundesliga giants Borussia Dortmund at home last week.
Luis Alberto was another notable absentee from the Lazio group that trained on Tuesday
The Italian outfit ran out 3-1 winners thanks to goals from Immobile and Jean-Daniel Akpa Akpro while Dortmund goalkeeper Marwin Hitz put through his own net.
After making such a strong start to their European adventure, Lazio would quietly fancy their chances of progressing through their group – which also consists of Zenit Saint Petersburg – but Inzaghi will be hoping their dreams aren’t scuppered due to a Covid outbreak.
While they have made a strong European start, they have endured a difficult opening to the new Serie A campaign.
Lazio languish in 12th place, having picked up just seven points from their opening five fixtures.
Lazio began their Champions League campaign with a 3-1 victory over Borussia Dortmund