Luka Jovic Contracts Coronavirus

Luka Jovic scored twice in Serbia’s win over Russia during the international break


Real Madrid have confirmed Luka Jovic has tested positive for coronavirus. The 22-year-old Serbian striker returned to the Spanish capital this week following a spell away with his national side. It was a good international break on the field for Jovic, as he netted twice during Serbia’s 5-0 win over Russia in the Nations League on Wednesday, but he returned to Spain and Real confirmed he had tested positive for Covid-19. There was nothing further from the club, but it is assumed that the former Benfica striker will now head into a period of self-isolation.

The positive test is the latest setback for Jovic at Madrid. He arrived at the Santiago Bernabeu to much acclaim from Benfica in 2019, but his form was poor and so far he has only two goals to his name for the club. In contrast, he has four in as many games for his country this month.

If the period of quarantine is 14 days, Jovic will miss the games against Villarreal, Inter Milan , Alaves and Shakhtar Donetsk.

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