Zlatan Ibrahimovic tests positive for coronavirus

AC Milan’s Swedish forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic celebrates after scoring from the penalty spot during the Italian Serie A football match against Bologna at the San Siro stadium in Milan, September 21, 2020. (AFP)
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Updated 24 September 2020

Zlatan Ibrahimovic tests positive for coronavirus

  • Ibrahimovic, who turns 39 on October 3, has been placed in quarantine at home
  • The striker, who rejoined AC Milan last January, has scored three goals in two games so far this season

MILAN: AC Milan star Zlatan Ibrahimovic has tested positive for coronavirus, the Italian club said on Thursday.
Ibrahimovic, who turns 39 on October 3, has been placed in quarantine at home following the test carried out ahead of the team’s Europa League tie against Norwegian side Bodo-Glimt.
“Ibrahimovic has tested positive for the swab performed for today’s match, Milan-Bodo/Glimt,” the Serie A side said ahead of their Europa League match against the Norwegian outfit.
“We have informed the competent health authorities and the player was promptly placed in home quarantine.
“All the other swabs carried out on the team group were negative.”
AC Milan’s Brazilian defender Leo Duarte tested positive for Covid-19 on Wednesday.
Ibrahimovic, who rejoined AC Milan last January, has scored three goals in two games so far this season — a double in their Serie A opener against Bologna last weekend having also netted against Irish side Shamrock Rovers in the Europa League.


Another Paris Saint-Germain player tests positive for coronavirus

Updated 24 October 2020

Another Paris Saint-Germain player tests positive for coronavirus

  • PSG were badly hit by the virus at the start of the current Ligue 1 season

PARIS: An unnamed Paris Saint-Germain player has tested positive for Covid-19 and will miss the club’s Ligue 1 match against Dijon on Saturday.
PSG were badly hit by the virus at the start of the current season, when Neymar, Kylian Mbappe, Angel Di Maria and Leandro Paredes all had to self-isolate after a holiday to Ibiza following the team’s Champions League final loss to Bayern Munich.
The player would also likely miss Wednesday’s Champions League game at Istanbul Basaksehir.
Thomas Tuchel’s men lost their opening group match at home to Manchester United earlier this week.