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Barcelona's Alba tests positive for COVID-19

Barcelona's Alba tests positive for COVID-19

FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - Champions League - Group E - Bayern Munich v FC Barcelona - Allianz Arena, Munich, Germany - December 8, 2021 FC Barcelona's Jordi Alba reacts REUTERS/Andreas Gebert

Barcelona left back Jordi Alba is set to miss Sunday's (Jan 2) league trip to Real Mallorca after testing positive for COVID-19, the LaLiga club said on Tuesday.

The 32-year-old is the third Barca player to be infected during the Christmas period after defenders Clement Lenglet and Dani Alves returned positive tests on Monday.

"Jordi Alba has tested positive for COVID-19, ruling him out of Tuesday afternoon's training session at Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper ... the player is in good health and self-isolating at home," the club said in a statement.

Barca, who last played in the league against Sevilla on Dec 21, are seventh in the standings with 28 points from 18 games.

 

Source: Reuters/zl

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