One Barcelona player has tested positive to coronavirus after several players underwent a coronavirus test. But he has not had contact with any of the champions league squad, said the club.
Barcelona held a coronavirus test on several of their players on Tuesday. Matheus Fernandes, Jean Clair Todibo, Moussa Wague, Carles Alena, Rafinha, Juan Miranda, and oriol Busquet. They are preparing to return for the pre-season training with the club on Wednesday.
The club posted in a statement and narrated how it would affect the champions league squad for the preparation of their champions league quarter-final match on Friday.
“After the PCR test that was held this Tuesday, on the group of nine players due to the resumption of the preseason”, one of the players has been tested positive for COVID-19″. “The player has no symptoms, he is in good health and has been on quarantine at his home”.
“The club has shared reports to other sporting agencies and health authorities”. “Everyone who has been in contact with the player has been tracked to perform PCR tests”.
“The player has not had any contact with any first-team players. Who are scheduled to travel to Lisbon on Thursday for the champions league match”.
However, the nine tested players are not part of the first team that is set to travel to Lisbon for the match against Bayern Munich. The competition will be completed in Portugal after it was held off in March because of the pandemic.
Athletico Madrid Players test positive for Coronavirus
On the other hand, another champions league competitors, Athletico Madrid will be playing their quarter-final match in the absence of angel Correa and Sime Vrsaljko against Leipzig.
The duo tested positive for the virus but are now quarantining at home. The other Athletico club players were tested again and they all came with a negative result.