Sevilla star tests positive for coronavirus throwing Europa League plans for Roma clash into chaos

SEVILLA have confirmed one of their players has tested positive for coronavirus.

The unnamed individual is said to be in good health and self-isolating at home.

A Sevilla player has tested positive for coronavirus just over a week before their crunch Europa League clash

It comes just 24 hours after Real Madrid star Mariano also contracted the killer virus.

The fresh diagnosis throws into chaos plans for Sevilla’s Europa League clash against Roma next Thursday.

At this stage it is still set to go ahead, with LaLiga side Sevilla conducting more tests on players and staff today.

Sevilla and their Serie A rivals will finally get to play their last-16 tie in Germany after the pandemic wiped out the original fixture meant for March.

A statement from Sevilla read: “Sevilla … temporarily suspended the team’s training sessions and carried out disinfection tasks in the facilities, strictly following the protocols established for these situations.

“Since the knowledge of the positive, the club has already carried out two new individual PCR tests on the rest of the staff.

“In the first one, all the tests carried out have been negative.”

The two positive tests from Spain come as a second wave hits the country.

The UK government has imposed a two-week quarantine on people coming from Spain.

Second division side Almeria also announced on Wednesday that a member of their team tested positive for Covid-19.

Rivals FC Fuenlabrada were forced to abandon their final match of the season when they confirmed they had 28 positive cases.

There have been more than 28,400 coronavirus-related deaths in Spain and more than 280,000 confirmed cases.


By: Sam Morgan
Title: Sevilla star tests positive for coronavirus throwing Europa League plans for Roma clash into chaos
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Published Date: Wed, 29 Jul 2020 15:22:41 +0000

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