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Paulo Dybala confirms he and his girlfriend have both contracted coronavirus.


Paulo Dybala has confirmed that he and his girlfriend have both tested positive for coronavirus.

The 26-year-old confirmed in an Instagram Post that both of them had the COVID-19 virus but felt in 'perfect condition' alongside an image of the two smiling in their garden.

The news has come as a shock to many, as the Argentine passionately denied that he had been infected just 24 hours before.

Juventus confirmed the news in a statement that read: 'Paulo Dybala has undergone medical tests that revealed a positive result for Coronavirus-COVID19.

'He has been in voluntary home isolation since Wednesday 11 March. He will continue to be monitored, following the usual regime. He is well and is asymptomatic.'

Dybala has become the third Juve player to test positive, with Blaise Matuidi and Daniele Rugani also catching the deadly disease.

There had been speculation previously that Dybala was infected but he squashed the rumours, that turned out to be true, by saying: 'A false rumour had appeared about me contracting COVID-19.

'This is not the case, although obviously I am obeying the period of voluntary isolation like everyone else.'

The news came shortly before AC Milan legend Paolo Maldini revealed he and his son — Daniel, who plays for AC Milan — had contracted the disease.

Paolo Maldini, 51, is currently Milan's technical director and made over 900 appearances for the club during a glittering career, while Daniel, 18, is a midfielder who made his senior debut for Milan last month.

As reported by Football Italia, they will both now stay in quarantine.

Milan announced that both Paolo and Daniel Maldini are both well and have already been in self-isolation for two weeks.

A statement on Milan's website read: 'AC Milan confirms that Paolo Maldini, the club's technical director, became aware of contact with a person who subsequently tested positive for coronavirus and began to display symptoms of the virus himself.

'He was administered with a swab test yesterday, the result of which was positive. His son Daniel, a forward in AC Milan's youth team who had previously been training with the first team, also tested positive.

'Paolo and Daniel are both well and have already completed two weeks at home without contact with others. They will now remain in quarantine until clinically recovered, as per the medical protocols outlined by the health authorities.'

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