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Juventus defender De Ligt recovers from coronavirus

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Juventus’ Italian defender Giorgio Chiellini (C-L), teammates and staff celebrate with the winners’ trophy after Juventus won the Italian Super Cup (Supercoppa italiana) football match against Napoli on January 20, 2021 at the Mapei stadium – Citta del Tricolore in Reggio Emilia. – The 33rd edition of the Italian football Super Cup is played between Juventus, the winners of the 2019ñ20 Serie A championship, and Napoli, the winners of the 2019ñ20 Italian Cup (Coppa Italia). (Photo by MIGUEL MEDINA / AFP)

Juventus defender Matthijs De Ligt has recovered from coronavirus, the Italian champions confirmed on Saturday.

The Dutch international tested positive on January 8, three days after team-mates Alex Sandro and Juan Cuadrado.

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De Ligt returned “two Covid-19 swabs with negative results,” the team said in a statement.

“Therefore, the player has recovered and is no longer subjected to the isolation regime.”

De Ligt will be included in the squad list for Sunday’s game at home against Bologna.

Cuadrado has also recovered and played in their Italian Super Cup triumph over Napoli during the week.

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