Barcelona’s stars including club talisman, Lionel Messi reported to the training ground on Wednesday to be tested for coronavirus as the LaLiga authorities se to ensure that the league resumes as soon as possible.
The government in Spain recently eased restrictions when it comes to the lockdown which has led to an agreement that the players from the top two divisions set to train individually after Spain’s sports and health authorities guaranteed the safety of the players and the staff.
This involved regular testing for coronavirus on Wednesday, with Barcelona arranging for their players to arrive in staggered time slots at the club’s Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper training facility.
The first four players to arrive were Sergi Roberto, Ivan Rakitic, Clement Lenglet and Marc-Andre ter Stegen to undergo a PCR test.
No sooner had they left than the next set of players arrived including the record six-time Ballon d’Or winner and midfielder, Arturo Vidal while there was one notable absentee in the form of winger, Ousmane Dembele who is not registered to play in the second half of the season after picking up a serious hamstring injury
Real Madrid’s squad too arrived at their Valdebebas training ground on Wednesday to undergo testing, with Eden Hazard present despite picking up an injury before the season was suspended.
As per a report in Metro, around 2,000 tests will be carried out across the 42 professional clubs who are returning to action
and that if a result of a player comes out positive, then they have the option of remaining anonymous and will be put into isolation,