Samuel Umtiti
Samuel Umtiti, Barcelona Defender Tested Positive For Coronavirus

Barcelona defender Samuel Umtiti has tested positive for coronavirus, but for their quarter-final in the Champions League with Bayern Munich he was not with the rest of the squad.

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

Umtiti is the second player to test positive from Barcelona’s squad away from their Champions League preparations after a player tested positive from Tuesday’s round of testing.

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

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.

“The club has informed the relevant sporting and health authorities as well as tracing all the people who have had contact with the player so that they can undergo the corresponding PCR tests.”

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