PSG goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma tests positive for

PSG goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma has tested positive for COVID-19.© AFP

Paris Saint-Germain goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma has tested positive for Covid-19, the club announced on Tuesday, a day after playing a French Cup match. Donnarumma will miss Sunday’s Ligue 1 match against Costa Rican Kelor Navas in Lyon. The 22-year-old Italian international joins a growing list of PSG players who have been sidelined by positive tests. Five players, including Lionel Messi and Danilo Pereira, were absent from the team reaching the last 16 of the French Cup on Monday as they registered a 4-0 win over fourth-division Vannes.

PSG coach Mauricio Pochettino said on Monday, “It is a very strange virus. We are following the situation of each player. We know that there can be more infections.”

“We are a team that respects controls and the obligation to test ourselves. We hope there will be no additional cases.”

Juan Bernat, who contracted the coronavirus during the Ligue 1 winter break, is no longer on the list, after receiving two negative tests on Monday and Tuesday, the club said.

The Spanish defender will resume training on Wednesday.

PSG is not the only one to have faced multiple positive tests after a surge in France following the arrival of the Omicron variant.

Several Ligue 1 teams have been hit, including Bordeaux, Lorient, Angers and Lille.


Sunday’s match between Angers and Saint-Etienne has already been postponed, while Friday’s meeting between Bordeaux and Marseille is in danger.

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