Barcelona's COVID-19 infected player not in touch with squad

Updated: 13 August, 2020 08:43 IST | AFP | Madrid

The club added the player, who they did not name, "has no symptoms, is in good health and has been quarantined at his home"

Barcelona's Argentine forward Lionel Messi (C) celebrates with teammates after scoring a penalty during the Spanish league football match FC Barcelona against CD Leganes at at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona. Pic/AFP
Barcelona's Argentine forward Lionel Messi (C) celebrates with teammates after scoring a penalty during the Spanish league football match FC Barcelona against CD Leganes at at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona. Pic/AFP

A Barcelona player has tested positive for coronavirus but he has not been in contact with the squad travelling to Lisbon for the Champions League quarter-final against Bayern Munich, the club said on Wednesday.

"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," Barcelona said in a statement. "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."

The club added the player, who they did not name, "has no symptoms, is in good health and has been quarantined at his home". Barca, who were beaten to the Spanish title by Real Madrid, face Bayern in the 'Final Eight' played behind closed in the Portuguese capital on Friday.

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First Published: 13 August, 2020 08:18 IST

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