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Unnamed Sevilla star tests positive for coronavirus just a week before Europa League clash with Roma

Sevilla have announced that one of their players has tested positive for coronavirus.

The player, who wasn’t named by the club, is self isolating at home and is in good health.

The news comes just over a week before Sevilla are due to take on Roma in their Europa League round of 16 tie in Germany. 

A statement on the club’s official website read: ‘Sevilla FC informs that, after the PCR tests carried out last Sunday on players, coaching staff and the rest of the staff, whose results were known at midday last Monday 27th July, a member of the first team’s squad tested positive in Covid-19. 

‘The affected player is asymptomatic, in good health and is isolated at home.

‘Sevilla FC immediately informed all the competent sport and health authorities about this circumstance, isolated the infected person, temporarily suspended the team’s training sessions and carried out disinfection tasks in the facilities, strictly following the protocols established for these situations.’

Sevilla stated that the club have since conducted further coronavirus tests on players and staff.

All of the first set of tests were negative, with the results of the second set of tests not yet known. 

The statement continued: ‘Since the knowledge of the positive, the club has already carried out two new individual PCR tests on the rest of the staff. 

‘In the first one, all the tests carried out have been negative. The results of the second tests, which have been carried out today, will be known this Thursday morning.

‘Sevilla FC plans to return to training, with individual sessions and with all the applicable measures, on Thursday afternoon, whenever the results of the second test carried out are negative again.

‘Sevilla FC will inform punctually of any new development in this respect.’

On Tuesday Real Madrid forward Mariano Diaz tested positive for coronavirus. Like Sevilla, Real remain in European action this season – they are set to face Manchester City away in the Champions League on August 7.

Sevilla haven’t played since July 19, when they concluded their LaLiga season with a 1-0 victory against Valencia.  

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