Barcelona announced, Wednesday, that the test results showed that a player in its ranks had been infected with the new Corona virus, who had not mixed with the team that would go to Lisbon to play a match against Bayern Munich in the quarter-finals of the Champions League football.
The Catalan club said in a statement, “After the Corona virus tests that were conducted Tuesday afternoon on a group of 9 players who are scheduled to start the preparatory season today, one of them appeared to be positive with the Covid-19 virus.”
Barcelona confirmed, “The player did not mix with any of the first team players, who are scheduled to travel to Lisbon on Thursday to participate in the Champions League.”
Barcelona will play in the quarter-finals against Bayern Munich, on Friday, in Lisbon after the Confederation of the Confederation (Wifa) introduced an amendment to the tournament system in its current version, where the final rounds are held in Portugal behind closed doors, and the quarter-finals and semi-finals will be from one confrontation instead of From a round trip, due to the repercussions of the spread of “Covid-19”.
Barcelona did not announce the name of its injured player, noting that “he has no symptoms, and he is in good health and was quarantined at his home.”
The Champions League title became the last opportunity for Barcelona, after his opponent Real Madrid won the domestic league title and deposited the Copa del Rey in the quarter-finals.