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EURO RIVALS’ VIRUS BLOW

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CELTIC’S Europa League rivals AC Milan’s boss Stefano Pioli has tested positive for coronavirus.

The Serie A leaders, who won 3-1 in the Group H opener at Parkhead last month, confirmed the news in a statement last night.

Milan said their 55-year-old coach had been displaying no symptoms, but he was now in quarantine at home while the team’s scheduled training session yesterday was cancelled.

The statement read: “All other tests carried out by the squad and staff came back negative. Training ahead of the match with Napoli will resume on Monday, subject to the checks set out in the protocol.”

Several Milan players have previously tested positive for Covid-19 and subsequently recovered, including veteran Swedish superstar Zlatan Ibrahimovic and goalkeeper Gianluca Donnarumma.

Neil Lennon is due to take the Hoops to the San Siro on Thursday December 3 for their return Europa League meeting.

 
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