Lazio’s Covid-19 test inconsistency trial will begin tomorrow and the club are prepared to call their first witness.
According to a report from Italian radio broadcaster Radiosei (via La Lazio Siamo Noi) earlier today, the Biancocelesti’s defensive strategy starts with the testimony of Dr. Enrico Di Rosa, director of the SISP (Hygiene and Public Health Service) of the Local Health Authority Roma 1.
Dr. Di Rosa gave his approval for Lazio’s head doctor Dr. Ivo Pulcini to include Ciro Immobile in the squad list for the match against Torino on the 1st November, on the basis on the negative Covid-19 test result certified by the Futura Diagnostica laboratory in Avellino after tests in the days prior.
The prosecution claims that Immobile shouldn’t have played because he was in isolation for 10 days following on from the positive test found by UEFA’s designated lab Synlab before the Champions League match against Club Brugge on the 28th October.
Lazio will highlight the question of jurisdiction for the Prosecutor’s Office and the Federal Court because the Biancocelesti believe that the contested conduct relates to Champions League matches and therefore the Control Ethics and Disciplinary Body of UEFA has jurisdiction.
Torino will try to push for a 3-0 forfeit for Lazio, overturning the 4-3 result, and the Biancocelesti are looking to ask for the inadmissibility of the Granata to the trial.