Sunday 25 October, 2020

Zlatan Ibrahimovic tests positive for coronavirus, Milan confirm

In this Sept. 21, 2020 file photo, AC Milan's Zlatan Ibrahimovic reacts during the Serie A football match against Bologna at the San Siro stadium, in Milan, Italy. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni).

In this Sept. 21, 2020 file photo, AC Milan's Zlatan Ibrahimovic reacts during the Serie A football match against Bologna at the San Siro stadium, in Milan, Italy. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni).

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has tested positive for coronavirus, Milan have confirmed.

The veteran striker returned the result following a second round of swab testing ahead of Thursday's Europa League qualifier against Bodo/Glimt.

A Milan statement said Ibrahimovic is now quarantining at home and the relevant authorities have been notified.

The club added that no other player or staff member returned a positive result ahead of the game at San Siro.

Ibrahimovic returned to Milan in January and scored 10 goals in 18 Serie A appearances as the Rossoneri finished sixth.

He started the new domestic campaign with a brace against Bologna in a 2-0 win for Milan on Monday.

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