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Champions League q/f: Barcelona raise alarm over Covid-19 scare

Barcelona boss Quique Setien

FC Barcelona have announced that one of their players has tested positive for coronavirus.

The Spanish giants are scheduled to face Bayern Munich in the Champions League quarter-finals on Friday.

Barcelona’s first team are training for their clash against Bayern Munich in the Champions League – but a player outside this group has tested positive for coronavirus

A club statement read: “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.”

Spain has recently been hit with a spike in coronavirus cases that has prompted the UK government to tighten restrictions on travel there.

People have to quarantine for 14 days if they head to Spain on returning to the UK.

There have been 373,692 reported cases of the virus in Spain, with 28,581 deaths.

On Tuesday French giants PSG confirmed a positive coronavirus test at the club’s training ground – just 24 hours before their Champions League quarter-final.

PSG tweeted: “Tests have revealed that a player at the Paris Saint-Germain training centre has tested positive for Covid-19.

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“In accordance with the health protocol in force, the player has been isolated from the rest of the group and other tests will be carried out soon.

“In agreement with the Versailles club (N3), the friendly match which was to take place against the U19 team was therefore cancelled.”

It is therefore understood the player is not part of the first team.

Fortunately for Thomas Tuchel’s squad, they are already in Lisbon making their final preparations to take on Atalanta tonight.

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