Juventus’ Isolation Period Ends – But Players Will Continue to Train From Home

​When Daniele Rugani tested positive for the coronavirus following Juventus’ 2-0 victory over Inter in March, there were immediate fears surrounding the wellbeing of both sets of stars. 

And so it came to pass, as a further two players in I Bianconeri’s squad contracted the virus, with the entire coaching and playing staff being put in complete isolation for the foreseeable future. 

Daniele Rugani

Fortunately for all the staff at Juve – including owner Andrea Agnelli, they are now free to leave the house should they wish to do so. But ​La Gazzetta reports that the trio who tested positive must remain in isolation as they continue their recovery from the deadly virus. 

Rugani was the first player to test positive for the virus in Turin, while Blaise Matuidi and ​Paulo Dybala were later found to have caught the virus. All three have assured supporters that they are in good condition during their ongoing battle with the illness. 

For the Juventus players however, it’s back to work. But given the severity of the situation across the nation, the squad will not be required to train together. Instead, Juve’s stars will follow strict and personalised programs that coach Maurizio Sarri and his backroom staff have organised for each player. 

The aim is to keep the team in decent shape and as close as possible to their normal fitness levels during this period of uncertainty, with no real knowledge of when the season is likely to recommence. At that moment, however, ​Juventus could risk having to make do without five important players. 


​Cristiano Ronaldo​Gonzalo Higuain, Miralem Pjanic, Sami Khedira and Douglas Costa all returned to their homeland in recent weeks, escaping the most heavily-affected country in all of Europe. 

If the current laws don’t change, the quintet will have to serve 14 days of isolation upon their return to Italy, putting them further behind in Sarri’s recovery schedule. 


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