Champions League quarter-final fixtures: Man City, Barcelona, Bayern chase glory

Ross Houston
August 13, 2020

Barca said the player was isolating in his home and was asymptomatic, adding that he had not been in contact with any of the players who are to travel to Lisbon for the Champions League "Final Eight" tournament.

"I am at home, following the appropriate health protocol".

Barcelona have confirmed one positive test for coronavirus among the group of nine players who started the pre-season retreat, but the Champions League squad are not at risk.

Jean-Clair Todibo is the Barcelona player who has tested positive for COVID-19, the defender revealed on social media.

The club has reported the matter to the relevant sporting and health authorities.

Barca are due to face Bayern Munich in a Champions League quarter-final in the Portuguese capital on Friday night, with a semi-final against either Manchester City or Lyon awaiting the victor.

Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa said on Tuesday that Portugal has all the conditions and guarantees "public and health security" during the decisive matches of the UEFA Champions League, which will be held in Lisbon from August 12 to 23.

Benfica's Estadio da Luz will host two games, with Atalanta against Paris Saint-Germain taking place on Wednesday, then a potentially epic battle between Barcelona and Bayern Munich on Friday.

Spain has been one of the worst-hit countries by the pandemic and has seen an increase in cases in recent weeks.

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