Serie A leaders AC Milan confirm five positive coronavirus tests

Serie A leaders AC Milan confirm five senior team personnel have tested positive for coronavirus, including No 1 Gianluigi Donnarumma and winger Jens Petter Hauge, with pair set to miss Roma clash on Monday night

  • AC Milan have been rocked by more coronavirus cases with two players now out 
  • Gianluigi Donnarumma and Jens Petter Hauge will miss the clash against Roma 
  • Both players have entered self-isolation and the authorities have been informed 
  • Zlatan Ibrahimovic had been among the biggest names to contract Covid-19

AC Milan have announced stars Gianluigi Donnarumma and Jens Petter Hauge are among five members at the club to have tested positive for coronavirus.

Both players are now set to miss out on the team’s clash against Roma on Monday evening and will undertake a mandatory period of self-isolation.

Three other unidentified individuals will also be kept away from the club and the local health authorities have been informed. 

Gianluigi Donnarumma is among five members at AC Milan to have tested positive for Covid-19

Milan, who currently top Serie A, received the results from the latest round of testing on Sunday evening.

As a precaution, the whole group were tested again, as outlined in the guidelines, and no new positive results surfaced.

A statement from the club said: ‘AC Milan announces that the results received from the laboratory yesterday evening found a positive swab by Gianluigi Donnarumma, Jens Petter Hauge and three other members of the team group.

Winger Jens Petter Hauge, who scored against Celtic in midweek, will also undergo quarantine

‘All are asymptomatic, were immediately subjected to home isolation and the local health authorities were informed.

‘Today the whole team group was tested again, as per protocol, and no new positivity was found.’

Sky Sports Italia claim that boss Stefano Pioli gave his squad the choice between quarantining at the club’s training centre or returning home. 

Stefano Pioli’s squad have been badly affected by positive cases at the start of the new season

Every player, with the exception of goalkeeper Donnarumma and winger Hauge, went into isolation on Monday morning and entered a ‘bubble’ to limit contact.   

The Italian top flight has been rocked by coronavirus cases at the start of the new season with Milan alone having seven players with positive results. 

Zlatan Ibrahimovic tested positive twice before recovering – and Daniel Maldini, Matteo Gabbia and Leo Duarte were also sidelined. Sandro Tonali contracted the disease while still at Brescia. 

Gennaro Gattuso was irked after Napoli were docked a point for now playing against Juventus

Napoli were left infuriated after being prevented from travelling to their game at Juventus on October 4. The club were docked a point for not fulfilling the fixture, with Piotr Zielinski and Eljif Elmas having tested positive.

Cristiano Ronaldo missed the Turin giants’ draw with Verona at the weekend after also being sidelined with the virus.

Genoa were hit by 17 players with coronavirus earlier this month, and Italy has now shut its stadiums due to the worrying surge in cases globally. 

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