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Alba positive for COVID-19

Barcelona left back Jordi Alba is set to miss Sunday’s league trip to Real Mallorca after testing positive for COVID-19, the LaLiga club said yesterday. The 32-year-old is the third Barcelona 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. Barcelona, which last played in the league against Sevilla on December 21, is seventh in the standings with 28 points from 18 games. Before the holidays, Real Madrid and Athletic Bilbao were hit by the virus, with David Alaba, Marcelo, Marcos Asensio and Luka Modric among those infected at Real, while Spain internationals Unai Simon and Inigo Martinez had COVID-19 at Bilbao.


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