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Six Dynamo Kyiv players, five staff test positive for COVID-19 ahead of Barcelona clash

FOOTBALL By Reuters | November 3rd 2020 | 1 min read
Barcelona's Lionel Messi [COURTESY]

Six Dynamo Kyiv players and five members of staff have tested positive for COVID-19 before Wednesday’s Champions League group game against Barcelona, the Ukrainian club have said.

“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.

“In addition, the tests of assistant head coach Emil Karas and four representatives of the team’s staff gave a positive result.”

The club added that all those who had tested positive were in self-isolation and doing well.

Dynamo are third in Group G with one point, five behind leaders Barcelona, who they play in Spain on Wednesday.

Barcelona's Lionel Messi, center, embraces Junior Firpo after the Champions League group G soccer match between Juventus and Barcelona at the Allianz stadium in Turin, Italy, Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020. Barcelona won the match 2-0. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)


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