Juventus' Blaise Matuidi, right, and Atletico Madrid's Saul Niguez, left, challenge for the ball during the Champions League group D soccer match between Juventus and Atletico Madrid in November 2019. Photo: AP Photo/Antonio Calanni
Juventus' Blaise Matuidi, right, and Atletico Madrid's Saul Niguez, left, challenge for the ball during the Champions League group D soccer match between Juventus and Atletico Madrid in November 2019. Photo: AP Photo/Antonio Calanni

Juve's France midfielder Matuidi tests positive for coronavirus - club

By Reuters Time of article published Mar 17, 2020

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TURIN – Juventus and France midfielder Blaise Matuidi has tested positive for the fast-spreading coronavirus, the Turin-based Serie A club said in a statement on Tuesday.

Juve said Matuidi, a World Cup winner with France in 2018, was in self-isolation at home and not showing any symptoms. He is the second player at the club, one of the biggest in Europe, to test positive after Daniele Rugani last week. 

The club's statement on its website read:

"Blaise Matuidi has tested positive. He is in voluntary home isolation, is asymptomatic and is fine. Matuidi has undergone medical tests that have revealed his positivity to the Coronavirus-COVID-19.

The player, as of Wednesday 11 March, has been in voluntary home isolation. He will continue to be monitored and will follow the same regime. He is well and is asymptomatic."

Reuters

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