Barcelona reveal positive coronavirus case ahead of CL quarter-final


One Barcelona player has tested positive for Covid-19, but the Spanish club say he has not been in contact with any of the team that will play in the Champions League.

Barca did coronavirus tests on Tuesday on nine players – Pedri, Trincao, Matheus Fernandes, Jean-Clair Todibo, Moussa Wague, Carles Alena, Rafinha, Juan Miranda and Oriol Busquets.

Out of the nine – one of them returned a positive test. But the Catalans say he is asymptomatic and is quarantining at home.

Barcelona released a statement via their official website, which reads: “Following PCR tests conducted this Tuesday afternoon on the group of nine players due to begin the pre-season today, one of them has tested positive for Covid-19.

“The player has no symptoms, is in good health and has been quarantined at his home. The club has reported the matter to the relevant sporting and health authorities.

“All persons who have been in contact with the player have been tracked to perform the corresponding PCR tests.

“The player has not been in contact with any of the senior team players who are scheduled to travel to Lisbon this Thursday to compete in the Champions League.”

The nine players who were tested are not even part of the first-team that will travel to Lisbon on Thursday for their Champions League quarter-final against Bayern on Friday.

Meanwhile Atletico Madrid will be without Correa and Vrsaljko against RB Leipzig – both tested positive for the virus but are asymptomatic.


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