Barcelona canceled their training session on Tuesday after a coronavirus outbreak at the club.
The Catalans are planning for a trip on Wednesday to Athletic Bilbao at San Mames in La Liga, but their Tuesday morning training session was halted because of all players and personnel being screened for Covid-19.
Positive coronavirus tests have been given by two club staff members and the club wants to find out whether there are any more cases.
“After PCR tests conducted out today (Monday), two members of the first-team football staff returned positive for Covid-19,” Barcelona said in a release on the official website of the club. “The club has informed the appropriate authorities of sports and health. In addition, on Tuesday morning local time, in accordance with the La Liga protocol, the entire squad will undergo more PCR checking.
As a result, the training session scheduled to take place at 10:00 am (11:00 am CET) tomorrow (Tuesday) has been postponed. A new time for training and a corresponding press conference will be revealed tomorrow ahead of Athletic Club v FC Barcelona.
Barcelona are looking to draw on their weekend victory over Huesca, which came thanks to midfielder Frenkie de Jong’s strike.
The side of Ronald Koeman is on a six-game spin without loss in La Liga, although two of those were home draws against Valencia and Eibar.
In fifth position in La Liga, Barca went into their game in Bilbao, 10 points adrift of Atletico Madrid having played a game more than the table toppers.
Koeman is likely to be able to welcome Samuel Umtiti back into the fold, as after winning over Huesca, he took part in Monday’s recovery session.