Serie A title showdown between AC Milan and Juventus in jeopardy 
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Serie A title showdown between AC Milan and Juventus in jeopardy 

AC Milan clash with Serie A title rivals Juventus that was set on Wednesday is in serious doubt over fears of Covid outbreak with the latter.

Juventus confirmed on Tuesday that Juan Cuadrado had tested positive for Covid just a day after Alex Sandro tested positive for the virus with the team forced to delay their journey to the San Siro for the tie.

According to the medical chief at the ASL in Turin Roberto Testi, in an interview with Gazzetta dello Sport, the country’s authorities could be forced to intervene to halt more spread of the virus.

“The company immediately warned of the two (positive tests), but at the moment, since all the others are negative, we cannot speak of an outbreak. If there were new cases and an uncontrolled outbreak was confirmed in the team, then the ASL, for the safety of the players themselves, would be forced to intervene by blocking the away match,” he said.

The two cases at Juventus join the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and Paulo Dybala who have previously contracted the virus with midfielder Weston McKennie testing positive in October. 

Milan currently leads Juventus by just a point at the top of the Serie A table - with the hosts in great form ahead of the clash, winning their last three games in a row. 

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