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AC Milan coach Pioli’s assistant also out with COVID-19

AC Milan coach Stefano Pioli’s assistant Giacomo Murelli has also tested positive for , the leaders announced on Tuesday.

Stefano Pioli
Stefano Pioli

Pioli, 55, tested positive on Saturday and the club has now confirmed that the 56-year-old Murelli has been infected as well.

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“Giacomo Murelli, who has been in isolation since Saturday after Stefano Pioli’s positive results, also has a mild case,” the club said in a statement.

“These positive results were confirmed by a second molecular test undertaken yesterday (Monday). Murelli is fine and will continue to self-isolate in his home.”

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Both will miss Sunday’s league game at Napoli and possibly the Europa League return fixture at Lille on November 26, having lost 3-0 to the French club at the San Siro.

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Milan is unbeaten in this season, winning five of their opening seven matches, and are two points clear of Sassuolo.

Napoli is another point back in third.

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