He Barcelona He communicated through a statement a positive for coronavirus among the nine players who start the preseason in the culé team. The footballer is asymptomatic and is at home. The Catalan entity also confirmed that it was not in contact with any member of the staff who will travel in the next few hours to Lisbon.

«After the PCR tests carried out yesterday Tuesday afternoon in the group of nine players who have to start the preseason today, one of them has tested positive for Covidien-19. The affected person is asymptomatic, is in good health and is isolated at home. The Club has informed the competent sports and health authorities. In addition, all the people who had contact with the player have been traced to carry out the corresponding PCR tests. ANDThe player has not been in contact with the members of the first team who plan to travel to Lisbon tomorrow Thursday« Barcelona reported in a statement.

The nine players who underwent the relevant medical check-ups this Wednesday and who were to start the preseason with Barcelona this Thursday are: Pedri, Trincao, Matheus Fernandes, Todibo, Wagué, Aleñá, Rafinha, Miranda and Oriol Busquets. All these players, who have been on loan to other teams in the last season, underwent the PCR test last Tuesday with the intention of returning to training soon.

None of these players have been in contact with members of the first team, who will travel to Lisbon this Thursday to face the Bayern Munich in the match of the quarterfinals of the Champions League. Following the UEFA protocol, the culé expedition will have to pass the corresponding PCR tests in order to be present at the ‘Final eight’ that will be held from this Wednesday in the Portuguese capital.