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Napoli beats Genoa 6-0 ahead of Roma vs. Juventus

MILAN (AP) — Hirving Lozano scored twice as Napoli routed Genoa 6-0 Sunday in their Serie A match which had been delayed by a positive coronavirus result.

Kickoff was pushed back by three hours after Genoa goalkeeper Mattia Perin tested positive, prompting a new round of swabs on Saturday and delaying the team’s trip to Naples. Genoa midfielder Lasse Schöne also tested positive.

Napoli led 1-0 at halftime after Dries Mertens had set up Lozano for the opener in the 10th minute.

Piotr Zielinski scored seconds after the restart and Mertens also netted before Lozano doubled his tally.

Goals from Elif Elmas and Matteo Politano capped a great night for Napoli, which visits Juventus next week.

Napoli forward Lorenzo Insigne is now a doubt for that match after pulling up injured with a thigh injury in the first half.

Roma hosted Juventus later Sunday.

INJURY WOE

There was also bad news for AC Milan as forward Ante Rebić was forced off with a possible dislocated elbow in the Rossoneri’s 2-0 win at newly promoted Crotone.

Milan is already without forward Zlatan Ibrahimović, who tested positive for COVID-19 last week.

Franck Kessié converted a penalty for Milan on the stroke of halftime and Brahim Díaz doubled the visitors’ lead five minutes after the break with his first goal for the club.

OTHER MATCHES

Andrey Galabinov scored newly promoted Spezia’s first-ever Serie A goal but it lost its first match in the Italian top flight 4-1 at home to Sassuolo.

Hellas Verona beat Udinese 1-0.

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