Juve's Bentancur tests positive for COVID-19

FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - Serie A - Napoli v Juventus - Stadio Diego Armando Maradona, Naples, Italy - February 13, 2021 Napoli's Tiemoue Bakayoko in action with Juventus' Rodrigo Bentancur REUTERS/Ciro De Luca

(Reuters) - Juventus midfielder Rodrigo Bentancur has tested positive for COVID-19 and has gone into isolation, the Serie A champions said on Thursday.

The Uruguay international, who has been a regular in Andrea Pirlo's side this season, will miss the weekend Serie A clash with Lazio, and is unlikely to play against Porto in next week's Champions League last 16 second leg.

"Rodrigo Bentancur has tested positive for COVID-19, the player is in isolation and asymptomatic," a Juventus statement read. "The club is in contact with the relevant health authorities."

Juve players Juan Cuadrado and Alex Sandro tested positive for COVID-19 in January and Cristiano Ronaldo did so in October.

(Reporting by Peter Hall, editing by Ed Osmond)

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