UEFA Champions League Live: Setback for Barcelona, 1 Barca player tests positive

A Barcelona player has tested positive for the novel coronavirus after reporting back for pre-season training, the La Liga side said in a statement on Wednesday.

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.”

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.

Barca said the player was isolating in his home and was asymptomatic, adding that he had not been in contact with any of the players who are to travel to Lisbon for the Champions League ‘Final Eight’ tournament.

UEFA Champions League Quarterfinals Match Schedules & TV Timings for LIVE STREAMING

August 13: Atlanta vs PSG

August 14: RB Leipzig vs Atletico Madrid

August 15 : Bayern Munich vs Barcelona
August 16: Lyon vs Manchester City

Both the semi-finals will be played on August 19 and the final will be played on August 24.

All the matches will be played at 00:30 hours as per IST and will be streamed LIVE On Sony LIV and will be broadcasted LIVE on SONY SPORTS