MADRID: A player from the Sevilla main squad was found to be positive for COVID-19, the club announced, which also postponed the training session until the next test result.
The Spanish club will face Roma in Germany next week for the last 16 of the Europa League.
Sevilla said the case was the result of a test conducted on Sunday, and the player “showed no symptoms, was healthy and had isolated himself at home”.
The club also conducted two rounds of testing for the remaining players and staff after the case.
“In the first test, all the test results are negative. The results of the second test, which is done today, will be known on Thursday morning,” Sevilla said.
Sevilla plan to return to training tomorrow with individual sessions if the results of the second round of the test are all negative.
The Europa League will complete the competition this season with a mini-tournament in Germany after being delayed since March due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The final will be held in Cologne on August 21. The quarterfinals and semi-finals will be held without reciprocity in Cologne, Duisburg, Duesseldorf and Gelsenkirchen.
Before that the last 16 clusters need to be completed where only six of the first eight matches were held in March.
Two more meetings – Inter against Getafe and Sevilla against Roma – will be determined without reciprocity.