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Soccer – Milan’s Giroud recovers from COVID-19 in time for key games

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September 10, 2021

MILAN (Reuters) – AC Milan striker Olivier Giroud has recovered from COVID-19, the Serie A club said on Friday, and the Frenchman could now be in line to feature against Liverpool in the Champions League.

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The 34-year-old tested positive for the virus on Sept. 2, soon after scoring twice in a 4-1 win over Cagliari, but is now likely to be available for Wednesday’s Group B clash at Anfield.

“AC Milan can confirm that Olivier Giroud has tested negative for COVID-19. The player will, tomorrow, undergo a medical screening as per Italian government protocols in order to return to sporting activities,” a club statement read.

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Milan face two important league games either side of the trip to Liverpool — hosting Lazio on Sunday before travelling to Juventus the following weekend.

France striker Giroud joined Milan from Chelsea in July after a nine-year spell in England with Arsenal and the Blues.

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(Reporting by Alasdair Mackenzie; Editing by Ken Ferris)

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