Champions League quarter-final fixtures: Man City, Barcelona, Bayern chase glory

Tanya Simon
August 14, 2020

Thursday also saw Barca reveal that one of nine players slated to begin pre-season training has tested positive for COVID-19.

The La Liga giants have announced that one of their players tested positive yesterday, when the group started pre-season training. "The Portuguese health system has a good response capacity", said Costa in a videoconference with journalists from several worldwide news agencies.

Aguero, 32, has been out for seven weeks and is running out of time to be ready to face Lyon in the Lisbon mini-tournament, although whether he is in a position to return for a prospective semi-final against Bayern Munich or Barcelona four days later remains to be seen.

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"The club has reported the matter to the relevant sporting and health authorities".

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Barca said the player was isolating in his home and was asymptomatic, adding that he had not been in contact with any of the players who are to travel to Lisbon for the Champions League "Final Eight" tournament.

Valencia confirmed two cases of Covid-19 this week, while Atletico Madrid reported two positive tests before their Champions League quarter-final.

Everyone who has been in contact with the Barcelona player has been tracked to perform tests.

The victor between RB Leipzig vs Atletico Madrid plays the victor between Atalanta vs PSG in the first semi-final.

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