Blog: Rodrigo Bentancur tests positive for Coronavirus 

Rodrigo Bentancur tests positive for Coronavirus 
  • 06 Mar, 2021
  • by Ben Collins

Rodrigo Bentancur tests positive for Coronavirus 

The 23-year-old is symptomless but he will be unavailable for the round of 16-second leg tie against the Portuguese side as he is to go on self-isolation.

Juventus midfielder Rodrigo Bentancur has test positive for Coronavirus, the club pronounced on Thursday.

The Uruguayan international is not having any symptoms but has gone on isolation in respect to Coronavirus guidelines, omitting him of the Serie A tie against Lazio as well as Juventus Champions League last-16 fixture with Porto.

Rodrigo Bentancur's omission comes with Juventus already behind in the midfield area, with Andrea Pirlo's squad without injured Brazilian midfield maestro Arthur Melo.

What did Juventus announce concerning Rodrigo Bentancur?

Juventus football club pronounced that, during the checks required for by the covid-19 protocol in force, Rodrigo Bentancur has tested positive for Coronavirus, the club on their official page.

The club is in touch with the crucial health leaders for the definition of an effectual execution of the protocols required to permit the training and competition activities of the team.

Which other team players have contacted coronavirus at Juventus?

Juventus have recorded a number of their first-team squad omitted due to coronavirus, with Cristiano Ronaldo having had a positive result for the test while on international duty with Portugal back in October.

Midfielder Weston McKennie, who finished a permanent move to the Serie A club this week, has also been omitted due to Covid-19, while Juan Cuadrado, Matthijs de Ligt, Alex Sandro, and Paulo Dybala have also had their omissions due to coronavirus.

Meanwhile, Juventus have realized their suspended Serie A tie with Napoli will take place, with Lega Serie A approving the match has been fixed for March 17.

Rodrigo Bentancur has participated in 33 matches in all competitions in the 2020-21 campaign, so he will be missed as Juventus try to comeback a 2-1 aggregate deficiency against Porto in the Champions League.