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Inter Milan's Achraf Hakimi tests positive for coronavirus

Morocco international Hakimi joined Inter from Real Madrid in the summer after a successful two-year loan at Borussia Dortmund.

Published: 22nd October 2020 12:17 PM  |   Last Updated: 22nd October 2020 12:17 PM   |  A+A-

Inter Milan defender Moroccan defender Achraf Hakimi

Inter Milan defender Moroccan defender Achraf Hakimi. (Photo | AFP)

By AFP

MILAN: Achraf Hakimi will miss Inter Milan's Champions League opener against Borussia Moechengladbach after testing positive for coronavirus hours before kick off, the Italian club said on Wednesday. "The Inter full-back is totally asymptomatic and will now follow the procedure set out by the health protocol," Inter said in a statement.

Inter host Bundesliga side 'Gladbach at the San Siro in Group B on Wednesday evening as Antonio Conte's team look to bounce back from a 2-1 derby defeat to AC Milan at the weekend.

Morocco international Hakimi joined Inter from Real Madrid in the summer after a successful two-year loan at Borussia Dortmund. He has adapted to Serie A, impressing in his opening matches and scoring his first goal against Benevento last month.

The 21-year-old joins four other Inter players unavailable due to positive virus tests, with Milan Skriniar, Roberto Gagliardini, Andrei Radu and Ashley Young all out.



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