The Covid-19 is making a comeback in Ligue 1. While fears are in place with the emergence of the Omicron variant, the virus appeared on Tuesday near Champagne.
Indeed, the Stade de Reims has just learned that it has been hit hard by the Covid-19. In a medical statement posted on Tuesday, the club announced that “Stade de Reims coach Oscar Garcia and his assistant Ruben Martinez have been diagnosed positive for Covid-19. “The club also specifies that” their state of health does not cause any concern. The other tests, carried out on the entire professional workforce, did not reveal any other positive case. “
A lesser evil for the Champenois who will therefore have to do without their pair of technicians during the trip this Wednesday (9 pm) to Lyon on behalf of the 16th day of the Ligue 1 championship. A meeting which must take place behind closed doors after the sanction imposed on OL for throwing a bottle at Marseillais Dimitri Payet on November 21. A decision of the LFP vigorously contested by the Lyonnais, who seized the CNOSF (National Olympic and Sports Committee) to quash this sanction.
Placed in isolation, the two coaches will also miss the Angers reception on Sunday (3 p.m.). For now, Oscar Garcia is the only Ligue 1 coach who cannot hold his place on the sidelines of his team.