Milan coach Pioli Covid-19 clear, Fiorentina's Prandelli positive

0:00
play article
Subscribers can listen to this article
Getty Images

AC Milan coach Stefano Pioli has been given the all-clear from Covid-19 and will be on the bench for Thursday's Europa League game against Celtic, the Italian league leaders confirmed.

Pioli, 55, and his assistant Giacomo Murelli, both tested positive mid-November and had been in isolation.

"Pioli and his assistant Murelli both returned negative results after tests conducted yesterday," the club said.

"(They) will take training today and will, tomorrow evening, coach the team as usual for AC Milan's Europa League fixture against Celtic."

Milan can qualify if they beat Scottish side Celtic in the Group H game in the San Siro.

The Italian team are second in their group, one point behind Lille, and one ahead of Sparta Prague with two games to play.

Celtic are bottom of the group with one point from four games.

League rivals Fiorentina announced that coach Cesare Prandelli has tested positive, after his side played AC Milan in the league last weekend.

"Prandelli is already self-isolating," the team said.

"The rest of the squad will now enter into a bubble and will continue to comply with all the relevant regulations."

Fiorentina are 17th in the league and next play fellow relegation candidates Genoa, two places below in 19th.

We live in a world where facts and fiction get blurred
In times of uncertainty you need journalism you can trust. For only R75 per month, you have access to a world of in-depth analyses, investigative journalism, top opinions and a range of features. Journalism strengthens democracy. Invest in the future today.
Subscribe to News24
loading... Live
Manchester City 1
Crystal Palace 0
Voting Booth
What is your favourite sport to watch on TV?
Please select an option Oops! Something went wrong, please try again later.
Results
Rugby
41% - 11294 votes
Cricket
12% - 3231 votes
Football
19% - 5079 votes
Athletics
2% - 673 votes
Boxing
1% - 268 votes
Cycling
2% - 635 votes
Golf
5% - 1395 votes
Motorsport
8% - 2309 votes
Tennis
3% - 910 votes
Water sports
1% - 243 votes
American sports
1% - 327 votes
MMA / WWE / UFC
3% - 885 votes
Vote