Oleksandr Karavayev, player of the Dinamo of Kiev


Eleven positives for Covid-19 at Dinamo Kiev, Barça's next rival

Published:2/11/2020 - 15:42h

Updated:2/11/2020 - 15:56h

Six players and four members of the 'staff' technical of the Dinamo of Kiev -next rival of the FC Barcelona in Champions League- have given positive by coronavirus

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The next party of Champions League of the FC Barcelona programmed for next Wednesday to the 21:00 hours (peninsular schedule Spanish, issued by Movistar Ties of Champions) is loomed. In concrete because in his rival, the Dinamo of Kiev, have been detected eleven positive cases by coronavirus: six of players of the first team and five of members of the 'staff' technical.

The own Dinamo of Kiev has informed publicly of the six players that have contracted the illness: Nikolái Shaparenko, Alexander Karaváev, Gueorgui Tsitaishvili, Denís Garmash, the Danish Mikkel Duelund and the Romanian Tudor Baluta. Also they contracted it the second trainer, Emil Karas, and other four members of the technical body of the Ukrainian team.

According to the informations published by the newspaper 'Sportive World', sources with direct contacts in the Ukrainian club ensure that the staff to the complete of the Dinamo of Kiev trained this Sunday with the presence of the six footballers that later gave positive by Covid-19 in the test PCR, reason by which exists real risk that there is more infected in the Ukrainian team.

Situation of risk

The situation shuts an important risk for the FC Barcelona, since it is possible that all the players that have given negative in the Dinamo of Kiev and that will travel to Catalonia begin to manifest symptoms once have arrived to the City Condal, what would give step to the possibility that the players of the FC Barcelona went infected during the party.

It is necessary to remember that the protocol established by the UEFA, so that it can contest the party, demands a minimum of 13 players of the list To of inscribed with certificates of negative results, by what the party could be in danger if they detect more cases of positive in the Dinamo of Kiev. The FC Barcelona already has been informed of this situation by the own Ukrainian club.

Given the situation, the Catalan sanitary authorities could demand to the UEFA that the players of the Dinamo of Kiev subject to more proofs PCR before flying to Barcelona. This Monday in the morning, by his part, the footballers of the FC Barcelona have subjected to the proofs PCR for descartar positive cases in the staff​.

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