Real Madrid players Sergio Llull and Jeffery Taylor tested positive for Covid-19 this Monday, thus adding to the eight infections that the team had already announced, as reported by the Madrid club on Monday.
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The casualties of Llul and Taylor, which predictably they will not play the Euroleague match against Fenerbahce and the ‘Clasico’ against Barça on January 2, are added to the positives of Laso, Heurtel, Causeur, Poirier, Hanga, Yabusele, Núñez and Randolph, in addition to the injured Thompkins, Alocén and Abalde. Only four first team players –Williams-Goss, Tavares, Rudy y Vukcevic– have prevented contagion in Covid-19.
It is outbreak in the Madrid team caused the match corresponding to matchday 18 of the Euroleague between Fenerbahce and Real Madrid, scheduled for the December 29, was suspended this Monday, after the white team requested the postponement due to the coronavirus outbreak in its first team, according to the competition in a statement.
“The match between Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul and Real Madrid, originally scheduled to take place on Wednesday, December 29, has been suspended. Madrid requested the suspension after several team members gave positive for COVID-19, which leaves him without the minimum of eight players to play, “reported the Euroleague.
This Monday, Real Madrid announced the contagions of Sergio Llull and Jeffery Taylor, which were added to those of Laso, Heurtel, Causeur, Poirier, Hanga, Yabusele, Núñez and Randolph, with only four players from the first team available for the match of European competition.
Following the Special Regulations due to Covid-19, the Euroleague stressed that each match can be rescheduled up to three times, if there are dates available. “The Euroleague will coordinate with both teams the best options to reschedule the match. Alternative dates will be announced on the official platforms once confirmed,” the competition statement concluded.