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Barça travels to Ukraine in a moment critic by the COVID-19

Published:23/11/2020 - 22:39h

Updated:24/11/2020 - 10:12h

The positive in Ukraine by COVID-19 have increased considerably in the last weeks and the country is entirely confined

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The FC Barcelona will confront this Tuesday to the Dynamo of Kiev to seal his pass to the eighth of final of the Champions League 2020-2021. The blaugranas travelled to Ukraine plagados of drop and with the absence of two of his greater referents: Lionel Messi and Frenkie of Jong, to those who Ronald Koeman has decided to give them rest after the commitments with his selections and the party in front of the Athletic of Madrid of the past weekend. In addition to all the absences, the Barça confronts to a trip to a country that lives his worst moment with the COVID-19 since it declared like a pandemia during the month of March.

Recently andl Shakhtar Donetsk travelled to the Spanish capital to confront to the Real Madrid with the half of his available staff to consequence of the big number of positive by COVID-19 in the first team. By his part, the Dynamo of Kiev, before the stop of the FIFA, confronted to the Barcelona in the Camp Nou in the same situation. The ones of Mircea Lucescu travelled to the City Condal with 13 players of the first team and the rest of the footballers of the filial. In Ukraine, the effects of the coronavirus are being alarming and already the country, to the equal that all Europe, is seeing the worst consequences.

The past Friday, contabilizaron in Ukraine 14.580 cases of coronavirus, record figure in the country, what ocasionó that it decreed total confinement by the weekend, excepting to the first needs. Two days before, the Wednesday, reached the tope of died by the virus (256) and the situation, for now, is extremely worrisome.

The Barça, from the hotel to the stadium

The measures to protect the health of the footballers will be extreme. In Kiev, the blaugranas will be only 30 hours and will avoid any type of contact with the venues. The expedition blaugrana will remain in the Hotel Hilton of Kiev, of where will not be able to go out until the Tuesday, two hours before playing the clash in the Olympic stadium, that is situated to five minutes of the hotel of concentration.

In this sense, the Barcelona will not train in Kiev (as yes it did it in Turín). In the previous of the trip, exercised in the Sportive City blaugrana for afterwards Ronald Koeman and Clément Lenglet attend to the media, telemáticamente, also from the installations of the club.

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