The Colombian Juan Guillermo Cuadrado, Juventus midfielder, has tested positive for coronavirus and will miss this Wednesday’s league classic against the leader Milan, his club reported on Tuesday in an official statement published after the last round of testing.
“Juventus Football Club communicates that, after the controls provided for by the protocol in force, the positive for covid-19 of Juan Cuadrado has been detected. The player has already been isolated and is asymptomatic,” the Turin club reported.
The positive for Cuadrado, 32, comes a day after Juventus detected this Monday the contagion of Brazilian left-back Alex Sandro. Cuadrado did not play against Udinese on Sunday after being suspended and was scheduled to reappear in tomorrow’s great game.
The entire Juventus squad is in isolation, as provided for in the sanitary protocol approved by the Italian Football Federation (FIGC), although players who have tested negative can continue training. The technician Andrea Pirlo is awaiting the result of the test to which the entire squad has been subjected to see if he can count on the rest of the troops.
Seven cases in Juve since the start of the pandemic
There are already seven cases of Covid-19 in Juventus since the beginning of the pandemic after also testing positive Rugani, Matuidi, Dybala, Cristiano Ronaldo and McKennie, who are now joined by Alex Sandro and Cuadrado.
Juve, champions of Serie A in the last nine consecutive editions, will visit this Wednesday the leader Milan, who has a 10-point advantage, on the traditional day of the ‘Befana’, a good witch who brings the post-Christmas gifts according to Italian culture.