Champions League: Achraf Hakimi to miss Inter Milan's opening game after testing positive for COVID-19

Inter host Bundesliga side 'Gladbach at the San Siro in Group B on Wednesday evening as Antonio Conte's team look to bounce back from a 2-1 derby defeat to AC Milan at the weekend.

Agence France-Presse October 21, 2020 21:20:49 IST
Champions League: Achraf Hakimi to miss Inter Milan's opening game after testing positive for COVID-19

Inter Milan's Moroccan defender Achraf Hakimi celebrates after scoring during the Italian Serie A football match Benevento vs Inter on September 30, 2020 at the Ciro Vigorito stadium in Benevento. (Photo by Tiziana FABI / AFP)

Milan, Italy: Achraf Hakimi will miss Inter Milan's Champions League opener against Borussia Moechengladbach after testing positive for coronavirus hours before kick off, the Italian club said on Wednesday.

"The Inter full-back is totally asymptomatic and will now follow the procedure set out by the health protocol," Inter said in a statement.

Inter host Bundesliga side 'Gladbach at the San Siro in Group B on Wednesday evening as Antonio Conte's team look to bounce back from a 2-1 derby defeat to AC Milan at the weekend.

Morocco international Hakimi joined Inter from Real Madrid in the summer after a successful two-year loan at Borussia Dortmund.

He has adapted to Serie A, impressing in his opening matches and scoring his first goal against Benevento last month.

The 21-year-old joins four other Inter players unavailable due to positive virus tests, with Milan Skriniar, Roberto Gagliardini, Andrei Radu and Ashley Young all out.

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