Thursday, January 27

COVID: Real Madrid and Barcelona reveal casualties due to virus outbreak

Eleven players in Barcelona Y Real Madrid were in isolation after contracting the coronavirus, ahead of the resumption over the weekend of shares in The Spanish league.

The players of the Barça Ousmane Dembele, Samuel umtiti Y Gavi have the virus, the team said Wednesday, later in the week it announced infections of Jordi Alba, Alexander balde, Clement Lenglet Y Dani Alves.

It is a new stumbling block for Barcelona before Sunday’s game in Mallorca, stranded in seventh place.

Real Madrid, which leads the league with an eight-point advantage, said Wednesday that Thibaut Courtois, Federico Valverde, Eduardo Camavinga Y Vinicius Jr. tested positive for coronavirus, ahead of Sunday’s duel against Getafe.

In England, the English Premier League has resisted calls to pause the season to try to curb the spread of coronavirus, which has now led to the postponement of 16 games in less than three weeks due to a lack of healthy players.

The technician of Arsenal will be absent from the match against Manchester City on New Years after testing positive for the second time, the club said Wednesday.

The positive result of Arteta in March 2020 he was a key factor in suspending the league in the first week of the pandemic.

Arteta is the third technician of the Premier currently in isolation after contracting coronavirus, after Parrick Vieira, from Crystal Palace; Y Steven Gerrad, from Aston Villa.

“Mikel is isolated according to government guidelines and we hope he gets better,” he said. Arsenal.