Some teams from Primera División restarted training after their Christmas break. Each player had to return a negative PCR test in order to return to training. As it turned out, some teams had quite a few positive cases.
Betis, who currently sit third in LaLiga, stated that they have 6 positive cases without mentioning any names. It is still unclear whether that’s players or staff. Same goes for Cadiz, but with one less case. There are 4 active cases at Celta.
Levante announced 5 cases- 3 players and 2 people from the coaching staff. Mallorca have 3 players and 3 staff members down with COVID.
The situation at Espagnol and Rayo Vallecano is the worst. The “Periquitos” have seven infected- 5 of which are players. This year’s hit of the season, Rayo Vallecano, have got the whopping 17 cases. Their game against Atletico Madrid on January 2 is in jeopardy.
Barcelona recently announced that Jordi Alba, Dani Alves and Clement Lenglet have tested positive for COVID.
LATEST NEWS | @JordiAlba has tested positive for Covid-19 and will not be taking part in today's training session.
The player is in good health and is in isolation at his home. The Club has informed the relevant authorities. pic.twitter.com/Qn5frbUwrM
— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) December 28, 2021
Clément Lenglet and Dani Alves have both tested positive for Covid-19 and will not be taking part in tomorrow’s training session at 6.00pm CET at the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper.
Full story: https://t.co/1hUh66Ad4x pic.twitter.com/0qP16YYBJM
— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) December 27, 2021
The players are feeling in good health and are self-isolated at home. The club has informed the corresponding authorities.
All of Real Madrid’s previously infected players have recovered. Later today a new series of tests will take place before they return to training.
Spanish football will resume from December 31, with the majority of games being played on January 2.