Corona chaos at the resumption of European football competitions

Numerous football clubs from the major leagues are dealing with a corona outbreak after the return of players and staff from vacation. At FC Barcelona, ​​which will resume the competition on Sunday with a duel with Mallorca, no fewer than ten infected professionals are missing.

Today, the Spanish top club reported that Philippe Coutinho, Sergiño Dest and Ez Abde have been tested positive for the corona virus. They are in home quarantine. Jordi Alba, Ousmane Dembélé, Gavi and Dani Alves, among others, were previously tested positive.

The infections are also rising at leaders Real Madrid and Atlético Madrid. For example, Vinicius Junior, Antoine Griezmann and Joao Félix are missing from the restart of La Liga. Atlético coach Diego Simeone is also at home.

According to the Spanish sports newspaper AS, more than 100 players have already tested positive after their holiday.


The concerns are also great in the Bundesliga. Bayern Munich will receive Borussia Mönchengladbach on Friday, January 7, which Denis Zakaria, Keanan Bennetts, Mamadou Doucouré and Joe Scally have to miss due to an infection.

Eintracht Frankfurt reported three positive cases on Thursday. At Hertha BSC, Deyovaisio Zeefuik was caught by the virus.

The Eredivisie will not resume until January 14 with the meeting between PEC Zwolle and Willem II.