Zlatan Ibrahimovic of AC Milan tests positive for coronavirus


AC Milan striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has tested positive for the coronavirus, the club confirmed on Thursday.The news was announced by the Serie A club in a short statement ahead of their Europa League game against Bodo / Glimt and Ibrahimovic posted on Twitter: “I tested negative for Covid yesterday and positive today. No symptoms. COVID had the courage to challenge me. Bad idea. ”

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Milan said they had “informed the relevant authorities and the player was quickly placed in quarantine at home. All other team members and staff have tested negative ”.

Ibrahimovic’s teammate in Milan, Leo Duarte, tested positive for the coronavirus on Wednesday.

Ibrahimovic, 38, signed a one-year contract extension with Milan last month that will see him stay at the club for the 2020-21 campaign. He started the season successfully against Bologna on Monday, scoring both goals in a 2-0 victory.

Milan extended their unbeaten 15 games in all competitions as they pick up where they left off last season, suggesting they are capable of fighting for a Champions League spot.

Ibrahimovic returned to Milan last December after leaving MLS LA Galaxy.

The former Juventus, Barcelona and Manchester United player held a fundraiser in March in which he pledged himself € 100,000 to support hospitals and medical staff in Italy.

“Italy has always given me a lot and at this dramatic moment I want to give even more to this country that I love,” he said in a video message to kick off the fundraiser.

“I am counting on the generosity of my colleagues, of all professional sportsmen and of those who want to make a small or large donation according to their possibilities, to chase this virus. “


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