The club confirmed that one of its players tested positive in PCR tests on Tuesday and was isolated at his home.
Before the trip to Lisbon to play the Final 8 of the 2019/20 UEFA Champions League , FC Barcelona has confirmed that there is a footballer in its squad who has coronavirus . The infected, whose name was not revealed, belongs to the group of nine players who start the preseason on Wednesday and who underwent PCR tests on Tuesday .
That group of nine footballers who joined the training sessions is made up of all players who were on loan to other teams last season, plus two youth players who were signed in the last half.
Those who were on loan are Pedri González (Las Palmas), Jean-Clair Todibo (Schalke 04), Moussa Wague (Nice), Carles Aleñá (Betis), Rafinha Alcantara (Celta), Juan Miranda (Schalke 04) and Oriol Busquets ( Twente). Meanwhile, the new faces are Francisco Trincao , signed from Sporting Braga , and Matheus Fernandes , from Palmeiras .
They all started a different training plan, something more similar to a preseason, and worked in a different group than the one that is going to travel to the Portuguese capital this Thursday to play the Champions League quarter-finals against FC Bayern München on Friday .
The culé entity reported that it is an asymptomatic positive for COVID-19 and that it has not been in contact with the players who will go to Lisbon . The PCR tests that all the members of the delegation that will go to Portugal underwent were all negative .
In principle, the planned itinerary for those summoned by Quique Setién in the face of the great challenge at the European level will remain unchanged. The same with regard to the plan of the players who are going to stay working at the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper de Sant Joan Despí, with the exception of those who tested positive, who will have to carry out the 14 days of confinement recommended by the health authorities.
According to what the Barça institution reported, the affected person is well and is isolated at home . In addition, Barça has informed “the competent sports and health authorities” , as well as that “all the people who have had contact with the player have been traced” to carry out the corresponding tests.