AC Milan Striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic Tests Positive For Covid-19

Swedish AC Milan striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has tested positive for the coronavirus, the Italian Serie A club confirmed on Thursday, 24th September.

In a statement, the club said that the player had been placed in quarantine at home and the health authorities had been informed.

The news comes a day after Ibrahimovic’s teammate, Leo Duarte, also tested positive for Covid-19.

The 38-year-old Swede will miss the match against Norwegian club Bodo/Glimt in the third round of Europa League qualifiers tonight.

“Zlatan Ibrahimovic has tested positive for Covid-19 following a second round of swab tests ahead of tonight’s game against Bodo/Glimt,” AC Milan’s statement read.

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“The club has informed the relevant authorities and the player has been promptly placed in quarantine at home. All other team members and staff have tested negative.”

Last month, Ibrahimovic signed a one-year contract extension with Milan, which will see him remain at the club until the end of the 2020/21 campaign.

The former Barcelona and Manchester United star started off the 2020/21 Serie A season with a win against Bologna on Monday, 21st September scoring both goals in a 2-0 victory.

He also scored a goal last Thursday in the Milan victory over Shamrock Rovers (2-0) of Ireland, in the second round of the Europa League qualifiers.

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Reacting on the Covid-19 results on his Twitter account, Ibrahimovic mocked the situation saying: “I tested negative to Covid yesterday and positive today. No symptoms whatsoever. Covid had the courage to challenge me. Bad idea.”

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Zablon Ondari

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