Worried about the spread of the coronavirus in France, Genoa has chosen to cancel its friendly match against PSG. The Parisians will still play a match on Saturday (7 p.m.) against US Orléans.
The preparation of Paris Saint-Germain has just changed. Not at all, but all the same: while the club was to face the Italians of Genoa this Saturday, the latter “made the decision to cancel” their coming, as officialized by PSG on its social networks. The Parisians will still play a friendly match on this date, against US Orléans (7 p.m.) at the Stade de la Source.
To justify its decision “taken with regret”, Genoa explained on its official website that it was “made necessary given the new risks highlighted in recent days by the competent authorities”. In view of “the evolution of the spread of the pandemic”, the club preferred to avoid a potentially risky trip to France, while the Delta variant is raging.
Frightened by the incidence rate
Currently, Île-de-France is facing an explosion in its incidence rate, with 163 cases per 100,000 inhabitants as of July 22. Figures that frighten on the other side of the Alps, while the third wave is much less advanced in Italy (22,000 new cases against 5,000 new cases in total this Thursday).
After this match against Orléans, PSG will have another friendly match, against Sevilla on July 27, before officially launching its season at the Champions Trophy, against Lille, on August 1. After a potential first trophy gleaned in Tel Aviv will follow the first day of Ligue 1 and a trip to Troyes on August 7.