Serie A: Milanese Hernandez and Calhanoglu positive for Covid-19

AC Milan, leader of the Italian football championship, will be deprived, Monday in Cagliari, of the services of French side Theo Hernandez and Turkish midfielder Hakan Calhanoglu, who tested positive for Covid-19.

The two players were “tested positive during a molecular test” carried out on Saturday on the whole workforce, announced Sunday a press release from the club, already handicapped by several absences.

They were “immediately placed in home quarantine,” he said.

AC Milan already have two other positive players, Croatian striker Ante Rebic and Bosnian midfielder Rade Krunic, who have not resumed since their positive test was announced on January 6.

The Rossoneri have several other absent after injuries (Ismaël Bennacer, Alexis Saelemaekers, Matteo Gabbia) and will not be able to align the suspended attacker Rafael Leao on Monday.

Currently leader with 3 points ahead of Inter (2nd), AC Milan can win the honorary title of “winter champion” on Monday if successful in Sardinia, during the 18th day of Serie A, before -last of the outward phase.

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