AC Milan striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic allegedly tested positive for coronavirus, the Serie A club has confirmed. The announcement comes just hours before Milan are due to take on Norwegian side FK Bodo/Glimt in the Europa League third qualifying round on Thursday.
The club says that they have informed the “relevant authorities” and that Ibrahimovic will now enter a period of quarantine at home.
I tested negative to Covid yesterday and positive today. No symptoms what so ever. Covid had the courage to challenge me. Bad idea
— Zlatan Ibrahimović (@Ibra_official) September 24, 2020
Ibrahimovic tweeted: “I tested negative to Covid yesterday and positive today. No symptoms what so ever. Covid dared to challenge me. Bad idea. Milan added that no other members of the squad have tested positive in the latest round of testing. However, defender Leo Duarte did return a positive result on Wednesday and has already begun isolating.
Ibrahimovic has scored three goals in Milan’s first two games of the season. Including both in their 2-0 win over Bologna in their first Serie A match of the season. The 38-year-old former Sweden international signed a new one-year deal at the San Siro this summer following his triumphant return to the club from the LA Galaxy in January.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored twice as AC Milan won the opener match.
Milan’s master forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic secured a 2-0 win over Bologna. He scored twice and missed an open goal to get his Serie A campaign floating to a winning start on Monday. The 38-year-old broke the latch with a flying header in the 35th minute and added the second with a penalty, almost five minutes after the break. Milan extended their unbeaten run to 15 games in all competitions as they started where they left off last season, suggesting they are capable of battling for a Champions League spot.
“If I was 20-years-old, I’d have scored another two,”
Ibrahimovic has 14 goals in 22 matches since returning for a second stint at Milan in January.
He was presented with a conspicuous chance to complete his hat-trick by Hakan Calhanoglu’s break upfield. However, he fired wide of the target, having rounded goalkeeper Lukasz Skorupski. Albeit went a little off-balance. Federico Santander, the substitute hit the bar for Bologna. They reportedly had Dijks scored off a second booking in the 88th. Only one thousand spectators were allowed into the San Siro under COVID-19 regulations, and Milan invited local healthcare workers to take those places.