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Jean-Clair Todibo.
Jean-Clair Todibo.
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Barcelona reveal positive Covid-19 test for defender Todibo

The 20-year-old has not been in contact with senior squad, who are set to travel to Lisbon to compete in the Champions League quarter-final.
Aug 12th 2020, 11:46 AM 9,412 0

Updated Aug 12th 2020, 5:36 PM

BARCELONA HAVE REVEALED that one of the nine players who have returned to pre-season training has tested positive for coronavirus.

The player, who has been named as French defender Jean-Clair Todibo, “has no symptoms, is in good health and has been quarantined at his home,” the La Liga club said.

“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,” read the statement published on fcbarcelona.com.

Barca are due to face Bayern Munich in a Champions League quarter-final in the Portuguese capital on Friday night, with a semi-final against either Manchester City or Lyon awaiting the winner.

Pedri, Trincao, Matheus Fernandes, Jean-Clair Todibo, Moussa Wague, Carles Alena, Rafinha, Juan Miranda and Oriol Busquets are the nine players identified on the club website as having returned to training while their first-team counterparts prepare to travel to Portugal.

Barca said: “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.”

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Valencia, Atletico Madrid and Sevilla are among the other La Liga sides to have reported positive Covid-19 tests among their players in recent weeks, although no fixtures have yet been suspended due to the cases.

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