Juventus players released from the bubble after all COVID-19 tests returned negative

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There is no more positive result of COVID-19 in Juventus and they have been released from their bubble.

The release occurred after all the series of COVID-19 tests came back negative.

A statement from the club confirmed that the tests came back negative for the required period. So, others have now been released to continue their self-isolation at home.

Juventus in training during isolation

“Juventus announces that, following the controls provided for by the protocol, carried out on the Squad Group in these days, the competent ASL has issued the authorization for the abandonment of fiduciary isolation at the J | hotel with the obligation to continue isolation at your home. The players and the staff can go to the training center for normal activities.

“The players called up for the national teams are authorized to join their respective teams as the precautions related to the condition of fiduciary isolation can be continued by the health staff of the respective federations,” a statement from Juventus reads.

It could be recalled that the Bianconeri had been placed into self-isolation at the J Hotel on October 3 following two positive tests for members of staff.

Gianluigi Buffon and Merih Demiral were reported to the local ASL for going home. Juan Cuadrado, Danilo, Paulo Dybala, and Cristiano Ronaldo also left Turin on international duty.

Cristiano Ronaldo was even in the starting line up for Portugal in their 0-0 draw against Spain in an international friendly. The Portuguese skipper failed to add to his 101 goals for his country as his shot struck the post in a game they restricted Spain to few chances.

Italy to have a full squad for Nations League

This also led to the absence of some Italian players for Roberto Mancini. But the former Man City boss won’t complain as he expects them to join the squad for their remaining games after the Azurris walloped Moldova 6-0 in an international friendly played yesternight with an experimental squad.

Now that they are out of the bubble, Leonardo Bonucci and Giorgio Chiellini will join up with the Italy squad for the Nations League games against Poland and the Netherlands on October 11 and 14.

Players will continue to be tested regularly by the international team’s medical staff.

Francesco Caputo sets new records

Meanwhile, Francesco Caputo, who made his debut for the Azzurri at the age of 33 was among the scorers. Stephan El Shaarawy brace, Bryan Cristante, Domenico Berardi’s first for the Azzurri, and an own goal put them in cruise control.

He became the oldest ever player to score on his Italy debut, aged 33 years and 62 days.

Francesco Caputo celebrates goal against Moldova

He is now the second oldest player to get his first senior Italy cap after Emiliano Moretti, who was 33 years and 160 days old when he featured in a 1-0 friendly victory against Albania in November 2014.

Caputo is also the oldest ever Italy player to score on his debut, breaking the record being held by Leonardo Pavoletti, who was 30 years and 120 days old when he scored in the 6-0 European Championship qualifier against Liechtenstein in March 2019.