AC Milan struck down by Covid outbreak ahead of tonight’s Juventus game as Rade Krunic and Ante Rebic test positive… with game already in doubt due to multiple cases in Andrea Pirlo’s side and authorities threatening to block them from travelling
- AC Milan revealed Rade Krunic and Ante Rebic have tested positive for Covid-19
- Both Rebic and Krunic are asymptomatic and currently self-isolating at home
- The news comes shortly after Alex Sandro and Juan Cuadrado tested positive
- All four players will miss out on AC Milan clash with Juventus this evening
AC Milan have revealed that Rade Krunic and Ante Rebic have tested positive for coronavirus ahead of tonight’s fixture against Juventus.
The news comes just hours after Juventus announced that both Alex Sandro and Juan Cuadrado had been ruled out after also contracting Covid-19.
The statement from AC Milan confirms that both Krunic and Rebic are asymptomatic and currently self-isolating at home.
AC Milan have revealed that Rade Krunic and Ante Rebic (R) have tested positive for Covid-19
After Krunic and Rebic returned a positive result from their swab tests on Tuesday, they under went a second test today. The results are not yet known.
The club revealed that all other Milan players have returned a negative test and will be available for their title showdown with Juventus.
‘The asymptomatic players remained in isolation at home where a second control swab was taken today. The health authorities were promptly informed,’ a club statement read.
‘All team members were subjected to a further test today with negative results.’
Juventus duo Juan Cuadrado (left) and Alex Sandro (right) have both tested positive for Covid
The news will come as a blow to Stefano Pioli, who is already missing five other players
However, the news of additional positive cases could throw this evening’s game into further doubt after authorities already threatened to cancel the fixture after Sandro and Cuadrado’s results.
Italian health authorities revealed that they would prevent Juventus from travelling to the game if there was evidence of an uncontrolled outbreak within Pirlo’s side.
Given that Juventus and AC Milan have both seen players contract the virus, local authorities may look to intervene.
Should the game go ahead as planned, Krunic and Rebic’s absence will come as a blow to Stefano Pioli.
The Serie A leaders will also be without suspended midfielder Sandro Tonali and injured players Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Ismael Bennacer, Alexis Saelemaekers and Matteo Gabbia.
Local authorities may step in after previously threatening to stop Juventus from travelling