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The incessant trickle of positives into coronavirus that are being confirmed these days shows that football is a reflection of society. If the whole country is suffering outbreaks that make one fear another confinement, football was not going to be exempt.
As PCR tests have been carried out before the preseason, cases have been confirmed, regardless of the importance of the team or whether they are still in European competition or not. They all have one element in common: they had left days before on vacation.
These are the confirmed cases so far:
Real Madrid: a positive
Just before facing Manchester City, Real Madrid confirmed Mariano Díaz’s positive. The Spanish-Dominican forward remained in isolation and had no contact with his teammates.
FC Barcelona: a positive
Like the eternal rival, also in full European competition, although at a later stage, he learned of a positive in his ranks. In his case, it was Frenchman Jean Clair Todibo, who was one of the nine players who did not travel to Lisbon to play the quarterfinals of the Champions League. The Gaul is asymptomatic.
Atlético de Madrid: three positives
Just 24 hours before taking the scheduled flight to the Portuguese capital, the mandatory UEFA tests confirmed two positives in the Atlético de Madrid squad.
Is about Vrslajko and Correa, who were isolated in Madrid and did not travel to Lisbon to face RB Leipzig. They were not the first, since before the return of the competition Renan Lodi tested positive.
In addition, they have also had several confirmed cases in the women’s team.
Seville: a positive
Nemenja Gudelj he tested positive days before facing Wolves, so Julen Lopetegui could not count on him for the momentous Europa League match. Sevilla did not miss him.
Real Sociedad: a positive
The goalkeeper Alex Remiro It was not available on the return of LaLiga, after testing positive for coronavirus after confinement. “I can’t quite understand where I got it, since I only left home in the first two weeks of confinement to do the shopping, because the rest of the time they brought it home to me. I didn’t have the slightest symptom, in fact I didn’t find out about it. nothing, “he explained.
Granada: a positive
The French Maxime gonalons He had a somewhat peculiar day: in just a few hours he learned that he had been infected with coronavirus and that he was renewing with Granada for another season.
Valencia CF: five positives
Valencia’s trip to Milan to face Atalanta brought two positives: that of the journalist Kike mateu and that of Ezequiel Garay, who had the dubious honor of becoming the first player in LaLiga to become infected. Gayá and Mangala joined him. Although it was later said that 35% of the club’s workers, without specifying, came to contract it, their name was not publicized, as they have not done so with the two new cases detected now before the preseason.
Osasuna: a positive
The case confirmed in Osasuna is curious, since it is not about a footballer, but about the coach: Jagoba Arrasate He will not be able to direct his pupils on the return from the preseason after being infected.
Athletic Bilbao: six positives
The Bilbao club returned to training with six confirmed cases. After several spent the holidays together they were highly criticized, although only two of those six came from this focus.
Five of the six infected have confirmed their identity: Iñaki Williams, Oihan Sancet, Gaizka Larrazabal, Unai López and Unai Nunez.
Real Valladolid: six positives
Real Valladolid has announced a positive in their ranks after the PCR tests at the beginning of the preseason. Valladolid already suffered the scourge of the coronavirus in the previous LaLiga resumption. The footballers Óscar Plano, Matheus Fernandes and three people from the coaching staff suffered from the disease.
Eibar: a positive
A serological test in May confirmed a case on the Eibar staff, although his name was not released. It is not the only case of footballers who, based on the data protection law, prefer that their identity not be made known.
Betis: four positives
Loren Morón is the last affected by coronavirus in the Betis squad, which already had three other infected before LaLiga resumed.
Alavés: three positives
Pablo Machín began his time at the helm of Alavés with a shock, when he learned that he has three positives in his squad due to coronavirus. As in all cases, they are asymptomatic.
Celta de Vigo: two positives
Santi Mina and Brais Méndez, two of Celta de Vigo’s mainstays, have returned to the team’s discipline with positive for coronavirus. They will miss the start of the preseason after being isolated.
Huesca: two positives
The newly promoted have not been spared the pandemic. Huesca, who like Cádiz go up directly without waiting for the controversy of the ‘playoff’ to be resolved, announced two positives.
Spanish: a positive
Neither among the descendants has there been luck in this regard. Espanyol, which was the first to complete its fall to Second, has announced a contagion on his return to training.
Real Mallorca: a positive
Luis García Plaza had to delay his first training session with the relegated Mallorca one day after detecting a positive in his squad. It is already isolated.