The covid hits the League with a cascade of positives

  • Rayo intends to suspend their duel with Atlético on Sunday after accumulating 17 infected in their squad.

  • The majority of clubs notify cases in the week of the return of the competition.

The football does not escape what happens in the society Spanish. If he coronavirus it overflows in all areas of daily life, it also does so in the League. As a best example, it is enough to follow up on the day of this Tuesday, when many clubs resumed the activity facing the return from the competition, which will take place this Friday with Valencia-Espanyol in Mestalla. The drip cases it was tremendous. Each hour, new positives were revealed in a endless waterfall That puts the tournament in check.

The Premier announced on Monday his record number of positives with 103 cases registered between 15.186 test held between December 20 and 26. The previous week, 90 infections had been reported, an amount that was already the highest mark since the outbreak of the pandemic in March 2020. In England 15 meetings have already been canceled, three of them in the mythical Boxing Day, the traditional day of December 26.

Outbreak in Vallecas

The variant omicron it is also wreaking havoc on the Spanish championship. Almost all clubs are being affected, starting with the Vallecano Ray, which accumulates 17 cases in recent days, with his technician Andoni Iraola to the head. The Madrid team returned to training on Tuesday with only eight players from the first squad.

Matches will only be postponed if the teams do not have 13 players with at least 5 from the first team

The Vallecas club intends to postpone his match against Atlético Sunday, but he knows that it is almost impossible, since the protocol of the League only includes the suspension if the teams do not reach a minimum of 13 players between the first team and the subsidiary, in addition to always having during the game five footballers with a first team record.

The outbreak that affects players, technicians and employees of the Vallecas club is the most notable in the League, but there are cases throughout the geography. In Catalonia, the Spanish advertisement seven contagions on Monday (five players from the first team and two from the coaching staff), while the Barça add four.

Return of Madrid

The rival parakeet, the Valencia, advanced to this Tuesday the PCR tests that he intended to carry out on Wednesday. Before the Christmas break, the club confirmed the contagion of three members of the coaching staff, including the coach Bordalás, and a player, the central Omar Alderete.

The Real Madrid closed an outbreak that affected eight players. Asensio was the last to test negative. The white team will return to full training this Wednesday, as long as the virus does not strike a blow again, as it has happened in the Elche (12), Real Sociedad (10), Celta (9), Mallorca (7), Betis (6), Levante (5) or Cádiz (5). In Second, the Ibiza by Paco Jémez (17 infections) is the worst stopped.

Tests for Atlético

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In full maelstrom, any figure is easily obsolete. The Athletic, the club most affected by the first waves (it registered up to 16 cases, including Simeone), will pass the relevant tests this Wednesday.

The same happens with other teams such as Granada, which has PCR tests scheduled for this Wednesday. The Andalusian club played the most surreal match of the covid, when it fell to Real Sociedad in November 2020 with only seven first-team players and one youth goalkeeper.


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