Barcelona’s Alba tests positive for COVID-19

Barcelona left-back Jordi Alba is to miss Sunday’s league trip to Real Mallorca after testing positive for COVID-19, the LaLiga club said on Tuesday.

The 32-year-old is the third Barca player to be infected during the Christmas period after defenders Clement Lenglet and Dani Alves returned positive tests on Monday.

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“Jordi Alba has tested positive for COVID-19, ruling him out of Tuesday afternoon’s training session at Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper… the player is in good health and self-isolating at home,” the club said in a statement.

Barca, who last played in the league against Sevilla on Dec. 21, are seventh in the standings with 28 points from 18 games.

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