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Serie A: AC Milan Lose Theo Hernandez, Hakan Calhanoglu After Positive COVID-19 Tests

Theo Hernandez and Hakan Calhanoglu are additionally prone to miss the Serie A match in opposition to Atalanta Bergamo.© Twitter




Serie A leaders AC Milan will probably be with out French defender Theo Hernandez and Turkish midfielder Hakan Calhanoglu for Monday’s sport in Cagliari after each returned optimistic checks for Covid-19, the membership introduced on Sunday. The two gamers, each regulars in Stefano Pioli’s crew, “tested positive in a molecular test” carried out on Saturday on all the squad and had been “immediately placed in quarantine at home”, the membership mentioned. AC Milan are already lacking Croatian striker Ante Rebic and Bosnian midfielder Rade Krunic, who haven’t featured since their optimistic checks had been introduced on January 6.

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It marks a brand new setback for Pioli who can also be with out Ismael Bennacer, Alexis Saelemaekers and Matteo Gabbia, who’re all injured, whereas striker Rafael Leao is suspended.

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His aspect has a three-point lead over metropolis rivals Inter on the high of the desk and can take the honorary title of “winter champion” on Monday in the event that they win in Sardinia, the 18th spherical of the championship marking the midway level within the title race.

Hernandez and Calhanoglu are additionally prone to miss the Serie A match in opposition to Atalanta Bergamo subsequent Saturday and the Italian Cup quarter-final in opposition to Inter on January 26.

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