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Barcelona confirm positive Covid-19 test from player starting preseason

The player has not been in contact with the first team

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Barcelona have confirmed a positive Covid-19 test from one of the nine players who were tested on Tuesday ahead of starting pre-season with the club this week.

The club have released a statement confirming the news and explaining how it does not affect the first-team’s preparations for their Champions League quarter-final on Friday.

“Following PCR tests conducted this Tuesday afternoon on the group of nine players due to begin the preseason 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.”

Source | FC Barcelona

Pedri, Francisco Trincão, Matheus Fernandes, Jean-Clair Todibo, Moussa Wagué, Carles Aleñá, Rafinha, Juan Miranda and Oriol Busquets were the nine players tested on Tuesday.

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