The Spanish football team, Barcelona, announced today that defender Jordi Alba has tested positive for the Corona virus. And the left defender must isolate himself, which makes it unlikely that the player will be able to travel with the team to face Mallorca on January 2, in the framework of the Spanish League competitions.
Alba, 32, became the third Barcelona player to be enslaved due to his infection with the Corona virus, as he joined his colleagues Dani Alves and Clement Lenglet. An official statement from Barcelona stated: “The first team player, Jordi Alba, has tested positive for the Corona virus, so he will be excluded from participating in the team’s training today.” He added, “The player is in good health and is self-isolating at home. The club reported the case to the relevant authorities.”
And the statement confirmed: “Alba joined the absent Clement Longlet and Dani Alves, who also tested positive for the Corona virus.” Xavi, the coach, must think about how to find a replacement for Alba in the squad as he seeks to lead the team away from seventh in the table and to one of the qualifying spots for the Champions League, as he is two points behind fourth-placed Rayo Vallecano.
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