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Barcelona's Jordi Alba tests positive for Covid-19

FILE - FC Barcelona's Jordi Alba in action. Photo: Andreas Gebert/Reuters

FILE - FC Barcelona's Jordi Alba in action. Photo: Andreas Gebert/Reuters

Published Dec 28, 2021

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Barcelona — Barcelona left back Jordi Alba is set to miss Sunday's league trip to Real Mallorca after testing positive for Covid-19, the LaLiga club said on Tuesday.

The 32-year-old is the third Barca player to be infected during the Christmas period after defenders Clement Lenglet and Dani Alves returned positive tests on Monday.

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"Jordi Alba has tested positive for Covid-19, ruling him out of Tuesday afternoon's training session at Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper... the player is in good health and self-isolating at home," the club said in a statement.

Barca, who last played in the league against Sevilla on December 21, are seventh in the standings with 28 points from 18 games.

Reuters

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