Lazio President Lotito Ready to Launch Legal Battle Against UEFA Regarding Covid-19 Test Issues

Lazio president Claudio Lotito is prepared to engage in a legal battle against UEFA because of the Covid-19 tests issue, according to a report from Italian radio broadcaster Radiosei earlier today.

The report details how the Italian businessman is incredibly unhappy at the way that the Covid-19 testing has been carried out by UEFA for the Champions League, with the Biancocelesti squad being heavily impacted.

Star striker Ciro Immobile, veteran midfielder Lucas Leiva and starting keeper Thomas Strakosha all tested positive for the virus earlier this week and were forced to miss the Champions League clash against Zenit yesterday.

The trio all tested negative since, with the difference being UEFA’s much stricter parameters. They appeared in the match day squad for the clash against Torino on the weekend, but again didn’t feature against Club Brugge due to UEFA’s positive tests.

Lotito’s goal is to achieve a consistent set of parameters between the Champions League and Serie A, the report continues, and then he would feel like the issue has been resolved. The president firmly believes that his position is reasonable given the issues that have already surfaced.

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