Kiev lose nine players to virus for Barca clash

Ruben Hill
November 4, 2020

The limit that UEFA allows is 13 players from the first team to face a match; In the event that there was one more positive, the match would have had to be suspended due to lack of troops.

Actually, on Wednesday evening (9 p.m.) as part of the third day of the game, the Champions League-Group G the game between the FC Barcelona and Dynamo Kiev take place.

The newspaper pointed out that all the players trained with the six cases infected with the Corona virus on Sunday, who were later discovered to be infected.

Though the players who have travelled tested negative, they could still manifest the disease at a later stage, increasing the risk that they could infect Barcelona players.

If the game has to be rescheduled, then a new date will have to be found before the cut-off point of January 28, which may prove hard due to the heavily congested calendar.

"Testing showed a positive result in several players of the team: Georgy Tsitaishvili, Denis Garmash, Mikkel Duelund, Alexander Karavaev, Tudor Belutse and Mykola Shaparenko", Dynamo said in a statement.

If another first teamer gave a positive test in a round of PCR tests carried out at their team hotel on Tuesday morning, Wednesday's game will be postponed.

First team goalkeepers Denys Boyko, Heorhiy Buschan, and Vitaliy Mykolenko had previously been ruled out due to COVID-19, meaning coach Mircea Lucescu has been forced to travel with two B-team keepers, Ruslan Nescheret and Valentin Morgun, along with junior keeper Denys Ignatenk.

Barcelona sit top with two wins from two, including an impressive 2-0 victory at Juve last week.

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