Matthijs de Ligt
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Juventus have confirmed that Matthijs de Ligt tested positive for coronavirus ahead of their Serie A clash with Sassuolo on Sunday.

Matthijs de Ligt has tested positive for coronavirus, Juventus have confirmed.

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Juve were without Juan Cuadrado and Alex Sandro against Milan on Wednesday due to positive COVID-19 tests and the Netherlands international has also entered self-isolation.

The Bianconeri face Sassuolo on Sunday before taking on Genoa and Inter in the following week.

A club statement read: “Juventus Football Club announces that, during the checks provided for by the protocol in force, Matthijs de Ligt has emerged positive with COVID-19.

“The player has already been placed in self-isolation.”

De Ligt missed the start of the 2020-21 season after undergoing shoulder surgery in August but has started 12 straight games in all competitions since returning to action on November 21.

Juve put an end to Milan’s unbeaten run in the league with a brace from Federico Chiesa and a goal from Weston McKennie enough to finally beat a Zlantan-less Milan.

The Serie A champions are already six points behind log leaders AC Milan, however, with a game in hand.

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