PARIS SAINT-GERMAIN has confirmed a positive coronavirus test at the club’s training ground. This comes just 24 hours before their Champions League quarter-final.
The French champions made the announcement of the anonymous player’s result on Tuesday afternoon.
PSG tweeted: “Tests have revealed that a player at the Paris Saint-Germain training centre has tested positive for Covid-19.
“In accordance with the health protocol in force, the player has been isolated from the rest of the group and other tests will be carried out soon.
“In agreement with the Versailles club (N3), the friendly match which was to take place against the U19 team was therefore cancelled.”
It is therefore understood the player is not part of the first team. The team did not give any identity and The Sun report did not give any name of player as well.
Fortunately for Thomas Tuchel’s squad, they are already in Lisbon making their final preparations to take on Atalanta tonight.
The team trained at the Estadio Da Luz yesterday and could have Kylian Mbappe available after an ankle injury.
Atletico Madrid, who would face PSG if both teams win their quarters this week, were also rocked by a coronavirus outbreak this week.
But for Diego Simeone’s side, the positive tests were within the first team as Angel Correa and Sime Vrsaljko caught the disease.
Both players will therefore miss the LaLiga side’s clash against RB Leipzig on Thursday and have not travelled from Madrid.