Saturday, January 22

PSG: Another player positive for Covid-19, other cases to come?

The cases of Covid-19 are multiplying at PSG. The day after the victory in the round of 16 of the Coupe de France in Vannes (0-4), where he started in the Parisian cage, Gianluigi Donnarumma, in turn, tested positive before being placed in solitary confinement. .

The Italian goalkeeper is on 6e player of the capital club to be contaminated since the end of the truce. Before him, Lionel Messi, Danilo Pereira, Sergio Rico, Nathan Bitumazala and Juan Bernat had tested positive. The new tests carried out, Monday and Tuesday, by Bernat were nevertheless negative and he will be able to resume training on Wednesday.

But with the contamination of the European champion with Italy last summer, holder in Morbihan, the situation is likely to worsen within the vice-champion of France. Other players have also reportedly contracted the virus. Nothing very reassuring before the shock, Sunday, in Lyon at the end of the 20e Ligue 1 day.

Pending the results of the tests, Donnarumma should be replaced by Keylor Navas in the Rhône. Provided that the Costa Rican doorman is not tested positive by the time of the meeting. And as against Vannes, Mauricio Pochettino risks being forced to do without the services of several players and align a team made up of several young people like Xavi Simons, Edouard Michut or Eric-Junior Dina Ebimbé.

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