Lenglet and Alves test positive for coronavirus

Clement Lenglet has tested positive for coronavirus. The French defender was enjoying the vacation he had granted Xavi, the Barça coach, after the draw against Sevilla at the Sánchez Pizjuán (1-1). Y Dani Alves He has also been infected, as reported by the Barça club in a joint medical statement.

“Both players will not join the Joan Gamper sports complex tomorrow at 6:00 pm,” said Barça, specifying that “the players are in good health and are isolated at home.”

Lenglet and Alves were summoned, like the rest of the squad, this Tuesday afternoon to the restart of training thinking about the return in the League next Sunday in the field of Mallorca. Both must remain confined pending new medical tests to check their physical condition after testing positive.

Umtiti (August 2020) and Sergi Roberto (December 2020) were the other Barça players who have tested positive in previous waves

Now, Xavi will be left without Lenglet, the first player to cause positive in this sixth wave of the pandemic. In the previous ones, Umtiti, in mid-August 2020, also tested positive. Sergi Roberto it also tested positive. It happened just a year ago, in December 2020.

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The paper of Lenglet at Barça it had been on the rise after it barely counted for Xavi in ​​his debut on the bench. He barely played 85 minutes in the first three games. And they went against Benfica because he neither stepped on the pitch against Espanyol nor against Villarreal. Then, he has chained three starts in the last five games.

Alves, for his part, had not officially debuted with the Barça shirt. He played the Maradona Cup in Saudi Arabia and even ended up acting as captain, even completing 90 minutes. But even before being positive for coronavirus, he could not be in Mallorca since the market opens on Monday 3 and not on Sunday 2 January when the game is played.


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