Xavi only has ten players from the first team! Dembélé, Umtiti and Gavi, positive

It was a positive sung by Ousmane Dembélé. Already your images of your wedding celebration, with dozens of people without a mask in a private room, heralded the worst. Although the antigen test that was done on Tuesday was negative, the player showed symptoms of general malaise, which prevented him from dressing short and training. And today, the results of the PCR have been conclusive: the French forward is positive.

It has not been the only one. Two more players, Samuel Umtiti and Gavi, have also tested positive for Covid this morning, for which Clement Lenglet, Jordi Alba, Dani Alves and Alejandro Balde join. In total, seven positives in the squad, which could still be some more, waiting this afternoon for the PCR results made by the players who had permission to delay their return one day. Dest, Araújo, Piqué, Coutinho and Neto, for now, have tested negative for antigens.

So that, the outlook is certainly bleak for Xavi ahead of Sunday’s game against Mallorca. After confirming these three new positives -Gavi could no longer play as he was sanctioned-, The coach only has ten players from the first team available: Ter Stegen, Neto, Piqué, Araújo, Mingueza, Eric Garcia, Riqui Puig, Coutinho, Frenkie de Jong and Luuk de Jong.

Remember that has seven injured -Pedri, Fati, Memphis, Braithwaite, Dest, Torres and Sergi Roberto-, plus two penalized, Sergio Busquets and Gavi, plus a player with permission to close his future, Demir. In total, 16 casualties.

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