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Borussia Dortmund midfielder Emre Can tests positive for corona virus

Borussia Dortmund midfielder Emre Can will be the latest big name to test positive for coronavirus ahead of derby with rival Schalke … but the game WILL be played as planned as German enters a period of self-isolation

  • Emre Can will miss the clash against Schalke after a positive test on Covid-19
  • The midfielder was the only player or employee of the club to return a positive test
  • Can will also miss matches against Zenit and Arminia Bielefeld if he recovers
  • The ex-Liverpool star has no symptoms and is already in a period of self-isolation

Borussia Dortmund midfielder Emre Can has tested positive for the coronavirus ahead of Saturday’s derby against Schalke.

The ex-Liverpool star is not suffering from symptoms and has already entered a 14-day period of self-isolation to prevent the spread of the disease.

Can will miss the Bundesliga match against Dortmund’s bitter rivals, but the club have confirmed that the match will go ahead as planned.

Borussia Dortmund's Emre Can tested positive for the coronavirus prior to the collision with Schalke

Borussia Dortmund’s Emre Can tested positive for the coronavirus prior to the collision with Schalke

The 26-year-old was the only member of Dortmund’s playing and backroom staff to deliver a positive test on Friday.

The club postponed their training session for 90 minutes after talks with Dortmund’s health department, but they will host Schalke at Signal Iduna Park on Saturday as planned.

Can miss Lazio’s Champions League defeat during the week due to suspension and is now excluded from matches against Zenit Saint Petersburg and Arminia Bielefeld.

He will likely return against Club Brugge on November 4, provided he tests negative for Covid-19 in the run-up to the game.

Can has entered a period of self-isolation and is likely to miss Dortmund's next three matches

Can has entered a period of self-isolation and is likely to miss Dortmund's next three matches

Can has entered a period of self-isolation and is likely to miss Dortmund’s next three matches

Can will be the latest big name to contract the disease, with Juventus superstar Cristiano Ronaldo currently sitting on his own after being infected during international service with Portugal earlier this month.

Other players who have tested positive for the coronavirus in recent months include Manchester City’s Riyad Mahrez and Crystal Palace’s new boy Jack Butland, who was also diagnosed on Friday.

Dortmund, meanwhile, will enter Saturday’s game with Schalke second and third at the Bundesliga table after three wins and a draw so far this season.

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