Real Sociedad: Sturm Graz confirms a Covid outbreak in the squad days after their match against Real

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Mikel Merino, pressured on Thursday by two players from Sturm Graz in the Anoeta match. / AFP

The Austrian team has been forced to suspend the Bundesliga match that was played this Sunday against Altach

Sturm Graz, rival of Real Sociedad in the Europa League last Thursday, continues to add positive cases of Covid-19 among its players and coaching staff. The tests carried out over the weekend, both yesterday Saturday and today Sunday, have revealed more infections, which has forced the suspension of the Bundesliga match that they were supposed to play this Sunday at 2.30 pm against Altach.

This has been confirmed by the club itself on social networks first thing in the morning on Sunday.

Last Thursday the first positive case was detected in the Austrian squad shortly before the match against Real in Anoeta. Forward Kelvin Yeboah was infected and was quarantined in a hotel in the Gipuzkoan capital.

Since then, daily tests have been carried out on the squad and the coaching staff, and the cases have started to surface hours later. In the first tests carried out on Friday, no player or club worker tested positive, but antigen tests carried out over the weekend have revealed the existence of an outbreak.

The club already alerted yesterday on social networks of the detection of new Covid-19 cases among the members of the squad and coaching staff, which put the dispute of their league match this Sunday at serious risk. And it was today when the existence of an outbreak was confirmed after the detection of new positives, which has forced the club and the Bundesliga to suspend the match they were supposed to play at 2.30 pm against Altach.

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