Griezmann and Simeone infected by “Corona and 3 new cases in Barcelona”

Atletico Madrid, the Spanish soccer champion, announced Thursday that five cases of the “Covid-19” virus, including French striker Antoine Griezmann, Portuguese midfielder Joao Felix and Argentine manager Diego Simeone, while Barcelona revealed 3 new cases in its ranks.

The announcement of these injuries came on the eve of the resumption of competitions in the Spanish championship, as the nineteenth stage opens on Friday, with the meeting of Valencia and Espanyol.

Atletico declared in a brief statement that Diego “Simeone, Koke, Griezmann, Hector Herrera and Joao Felix tested positive, but without symptoms, and are in home isolation, in compliance with the recommendations of the health authorities “.

Sunday is in plans the meeting with Atletico Madrid with Rayo Vallecano, a match threatened with postponement, as his neighbor, Madrid, Vicano, suffers from the contagion of 17 players with the virus, according to the Spanish press, which makes him the first division club most affected by the virus.

According to the regulations of the Spanish Football Association and the League, a match is postponed or canceled if one of the teams does not have at least 13 healthy players, including at least five from the first team.

In the midst of the wave of the “Omicron” mutant, cases of “Covid-19” virus infection increase in championship, with at least nine infected players in the ranks of Barcelona, ​​after the club Catalan announced on Thursday three new cases relating to the American Serginho Dest, the Brazilian Philippe Coutinho and the Moroccan Abdel Samad seismic;

“I am in good condition and are in isolation at home, “said Barcelona in a statement issued a few days before the match against his host, Real Mallorca, in Sunday program.

Barcelona had previously announced the injury of Frenchmen Othman Dembele, Clement Langley, Samuel Umtiti, Jordi Alba, Gavi and Brazilian Daniel Alves.

– Osimhen too – In Italy, Napoli announced the isolation of their Nigerian national team striker, Victor Osimhen, after testing positive for Coronavirus, although he showed no symptoms.

The 22-year-old, who is still recovering from an operation to repair his face fractures on November 21, after a violent head-on with Slovakian Inter Milan defender Milan Shkriniar, underwent a test before going in Italy for a medical visit on Friday.

“Napoli announces that Victor Osimhen tested positive for test of Covid-19, but showed no symptoms “, reads in a note from club southern.

“As a result, local authorities ordered Osimhen to self-isolate and reschedule a new date for the medical examination after the test result was negative and the isolation period ended,” he added.

Osimhen started training with Napoli, wearing a protective mask and waiting for the via free to resume playing earlier than expected.

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