COVID-19 : Diego Carlos, positive for Covid

Sevilla announced that Diego Carlos tested positive for the Coronavirus to which all Sevilla players were subjected this morning. The Brazilian set off alarms after an inconclusive positive yesterday and that is why the Seville club today carried out PCR tests on all members of the squad. Only Diego Carlos was determined positive and he is asymptomatic and isolated at home.

Sevilla himself had changed his plans this morning regarding the preparation for tomorrow’s clash against Alavés in the League. “To comply with the usual protocol in these cases, this Monday’s training, initially scheduled for the morning, has been postponed to 6:00 p.m. The team will finally travel to Vitoria on Tuesday morning. “In this way, Julen Lopetegui will appear in the afternoon and evening today to detail his vision of the league championship clash that he will face tomorrow in Vitoria.

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This is a major setback for Sevilla, who lose one of their key players in the team for an indefinite period. Diego Carlos is untouchable for Julen Lopetegui in the center of the rear and the technician will have to improvise in the next duels waiting for the Brazilian to test negative for Covid-19. Sergi Gómez and Rekik enter the scene as variants for the center of Sevilla’s rear, although Fernando and Gudelj also have the necessary versatility to be used by Lopetegui in that position.