Barcelona confirms positive coronavirus test ahead of Champions League quarter-finals

Barcelona have confirmed a positive coronavirus test against Bayern Munich ahead of their Champions League quarter-finals.

Barcelona confirms positive coronavirus test ahead of Champions League quarter-finals

However, Blugrana announced on Thursday that the first team member to travel to Lisbon had not posted it.

Instead, it is one of only nine senior players to be separated’ from the first team available to the Champions League in the last eight.

They returned to the club's training the ground on Tuesday for a medical checkup on nine Wednesdays and an examination before the start of the pre-season on Thursday, signed by the club or returned with a loan spell elsewhere.

The club statement on Wednesday confirmed that someone had tested positive and then kept alone.

“After yesterday’s PCR test, a team of nine players is scheduled to start the pre-season today on Tuesday afternoon, one of whom is doing positive tests for Kovid-19.

"The victim is asymptomatic, in good health and alone at home.

"The club has informed effective sports and health officials. In addition, it has been found’ that all people in contact with the player have completed the same PCR tests.

"The player has no contact with the first-team members who plan to travel to Lisbon tomorrow Thursday."

Among the nine players tested on Tuesday was 20-year-old Francisco Trinco, who signed for the Portuguese, with a new 27 million.

Mithias Fernandez, Jean-Claire Todibo, Moussa Wagyu, Carles Elena, Rafinha, Miranda and Orol Basket are among others.

Bara did not disclose who gave the positive test.

Blogrena, who beat Napoli at Camp Nou in their last 16 tie in the Champions League over the weekend, are hopeful that advancing at Estadio da Luz will not have any impact on his clash with Bayern.

The two have met in the last eight, lifting Europe's Premier Club award with Barca for the first time since 2015, losing to rivals Madrid in La Liga.


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