Cutrone, Pezzella and Vlahovic won the fight against COVID-19


Fiorentina trio Patrick Cutrone, German Pezzella and Dusan Vlahovic are clear of coronavirus, the Serie A side announced on Sunday. Vlahovic was the Viola’s first confirmed case of COVID-19, with the striker revealing on social media that his fever at one stage reached 102.2 degrees Fahrenheit.

Fellow forward Cutrone – who is currently on loan at Artemio Franchi Stadium from Wolves – and defender Pezzella also contracted the virus, though all three are “no longer positive” following tests, Fiorentina have confirmed.

“Fiorentina is delighted to announce that tests have revealed that Patrick Cutrone, German Pezzella and Dusan Vlahovic are no longer positive for COVID-19,” the club announced in a statement.

“We would like to take this opportunity to thank the doctors, nurses and hospitals that are continuing to care for all those who require medical attention at this difficult time for Italy and indeed the whole world.”

Vlahovic confirmed the news in a post on Instagram, telling his followers: “We have won our challenge, even if small compared to the challenge that all humanity is fighting right now! Certain challenges are won one step at a time.”

In response to the outbreak, Fiorentina set up a ‘Forza e Cuore’ fundraiser that reached the initial target of €500,000 inside three days, with the money used to help buy key materials and equipment.

“Fiorentina is working with the Careggi and Santa Maria Nuova ONLUS foundations through its Forza e Cuore campaign, which has so far raised in excess of €760,000,” the Viola announced.
“The money has been used to purchase key materials and equipment for use in the fight against the pandemic.”


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