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Alex Sandro tests positive for COVID-19

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Juventus announced Monday that Alex Sandro has tested positive for the coronavirus and has already entered isolation.

The statement from the club is as follows:

Juventus Football Club announces that, following the appearance of some mild symptoms, a check was arranged for the player Alex Sandro, which revealed that he is positive with Covid-19. The player has already been placed in isolation.

The Club is in contact with the Health Authorities to define an effective implementation of the protocols required to allow for the training and competition activities of the Team.

It is obviously unclear when Sandro, who did start and ended up playing 83 minutes in Sunday’s 4-1 win over Udinese, first started having symptoms. The hope is that Sandro ends up being just the only Juve player to get infected and that no outbreak within the team happens — especially during such an important part of the season this month.

Sandro is the first Juve player to test positive for COVID-19 since Cristiano Ronaldo and Weston McKennie did within a matter of days of one another during the first international break of the season. The most notable outbreak at the club came within the Under-23 team in November.