The Covid-19 tests carried out by Lazio trio Ciro Immobile, Thomas Strakosha and Lucas Leiva at the Futura Diagnostica laboratory were genuine.

As reported by Italian radio broadcaster Radiosei (via La Lazio Siamo Noi) earlier today, the tests carried out by the trio at Massimiliano Taccone’s laboratory were proven to be genuine after their recent DNA tests were processed at the Avellino prosecutor’s office.


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The examination of the tests carried out by Professor Paola Salvatore of the University of Naples has confirmed that there was no cheating or exchanging of test tubes with the tests.


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Lazio have never been under investigation in the case headed up by Prosecutor Vincenzo D’Onofrio, which is set to come to an end. After six months the magistrates can file a report, request a trial or ask for a six-month extension on the investigation.

The investigation relates back to a period earlier this season when Immobile tested positive for Covid-19 before a Champions League match against Club Brugge, before facing Torino a few days later. He then missed the next two games against Zenit St. Petersburg and Juventus due to positive tests. Leiva and Strakosha suffered similar inconsistent results.