PELLEGRINI RETURNS NEXT WEEK

AS Roma have received a big boost following the news that midfielder Lorenzo Pellegrini has tested negative for the dreaded virus known as Covid-19 and that he would return to Italian football next week. The 24-year-old Italian international took to his official Instagram account to announce that his latest Covid-19 status. Pellegrini had earlier tested positive for Coronavirus on November 9 and that prompted him to miss the Italian games during the November international break.

He missed out as Italy beat Estonia in an international friendly before securing victories over 10-man Poland and Bosnia & Herzegovina in the UEFA Europa League. Italian football has been on the rise under manager Roberto Mancini in recent months and that culminated in the qualification for the UEFA Nations League finals alongside Spain, France and the number one ranked team Belgium.

The wins over Poland and Bosnia ensured the qualification for the UEFA Nations League finals next year. Italy had earlier beaten Estonia 4-0 in a non-competitive game played last week Wednesday. Italy beat Poland 2-0 at home with goals from Jorginho (penalty) and Domenico Berardi either side of the half-time interval. The Matchday 5 UEFA Nations League clash preceded the Matchday 6 win at the home of Bosnia by the same 2-0 scoreline. Andrea Belotti and Domenico Berardi were on the scoresheet for the Italians during the game against the Bosnians.

Italy finished at the top of League 1 Group A ahead of the Netherlands, Poland and Bosnia at the end of the UEFA Nations League group stage campaign. Italy amassed 12 points from six games, while the Netherlands came second with 11 points. Poland and Bosnia were the bottom two in the group with seven points and two points respectively.

Lorenzo Pellegrini won’t return to Italian football this weekend as he’s expected to miss the league meeting with Parma at home on Sunday. He will return to the AS Roma squad for the Europa League away match at CFR Cluj of Romania.

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