It didn’t take long for Juventus’ second COVID-19 case to happen following Alex Sandro’s positive test at the beginning of the work week.
Juve announced Tuesday that Juan Cuadrado has tested positive for the coronavirus. He is the second Juventus player to test positive following the team’s 4-1 win over Udinese over the weekend after Sandro’s positive case 24 hours earlier. Unlike Sandro, however, Cuadrado is said to be asymptomatic, according to the club’s statement.
Said statement reads as follows:
Juventus Football Club announces that, during the checks provided for by the protocol in force, Juan Cuadrado has emerged positive with Covid-19. The player has already been placed in solitary confinement and is asymptomatic.
Juventus won’t travel to Milan until Wednesday morning, according to the club’s short roundup of Tuesday’s training session. (Yes, the game is still on as of this writing.)
With Cuadrado’s absence due to the virus, Juventus has now seen both of their starting wingbacks — or least the players you expected to start at wingback — for Wednesday night’s showdown at the San Siro test positive for COVID-19.
Since the pandemic began, Juventus has had seven known players to come down with the virus: Daniele Rugani, Blaise Matuidi, Paulo Dybala, Cristiano Ronaldo, Weston McKennie, Alex Sandro and now Cuadrado.