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Umtiti test positive for coronavirus

Barcelona defender Samuel Umtiti has tested positive for coronavirus but did not travel with the squad to Lisbon for tonight’s Champions League quarter-final against Bayern Munich which they lost 8-2.

The Frenchman is currently injured and tested positive at Barcelona’s training ground on Thursday.

Umtiti is the second player to test positive after a player tested positive from Tuesday’s round of testing.

The players tested on Tuesday were: Pedri, Trincao, Matheus Fernandes, Jean-Clair Todibo, Moussa Wague, Carles Alena, Rafinha, Juan Miranda and Oriol Busquets.

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Barcelona said in a statement: “After the PCR tests carried out on Thursday the first team player Samuel Umtiti has tested positive for Covid-19. The player is asymptomatic, is in good health, and is isolating at home.

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