Luka Jovic tests positive for coronavirus and OUT of Real Madrid clash with Villarreal this weekend
REAL MADRID star Luka Jovic has tested positive for coronavirus.
The 22-year-old striker will miss the LaLiga game against Villareal this weekend.
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Jovic scored twice on international duty for Serbia on Wednesday in a 5-0 thumping of Russia.
He played the full 90 minutes of the Nations League triumph.
Eight days ago Jovic also played and scored in his side's heartbreaking penalty shoot-out loss to Scotland that meant they failed to qualify for next summer's Euros.
Real Madrid released a short statement today.
It read: "Real Madrid CF would like to inform that our player Luka Jovic has given a positive result in the Covid-19 tests carried out on Friday morning."
The news comes as team-mate Eden Hazard returned to training after coming out of quarantine following his own diagnosis.
Real Madrid confirmed in a statement that Hazard and team-mate Casemiro contracted the virus.
That news came just six days after Real Madrid star Eder Militao returned a positive test.
Jovic has struggled to find his feet at Real Madrid since joining for £54million from Eintracht Frankfurt last summer.
He has made only 13 starts for Los Blancos, and this season featured only four times.
Jovic has only two goals to his name for the Spaniards.
He netted 27 times in all competitions for Frankfurt that sealed his mega-money move.
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