Valencia of Spain who plays in the top devision of the Spanish league La Liga has reported that 35% of their players has been infected with coronavirus. This means that more than a third of their playing and backroom staff have been affected with the virus.
late last week they reported that five of their players had tested positive to coronavirus including former Manchester City defender Eliaquim Mangala, Argentina’s Ezequiel Garay all infected with the virus. “Several further tests for the COVID-19 coronavirus amongst Valencia coaching staff and players have come back positive.”
Valencia played against Atlanta in Milan Italy last month in the Champions League first legs which ended in favor of the Italians. The game was played behind closed doors at the Siro stadium before restrictions were placed on sports events in Italy.
With all of the measures adopted by the UEFA Champions League, it is obvious the measures were not safe enough. Reports shows that the players might have contacted the virus from the match, with this recent development Valencia is now the club with highest rate of affected players with 35% of their players affected.
“All cases are asymptomatic and those involved are currently isolated at home, receiving medical assessment and carrying out their scheduled training plan.”
The airborne disease has affected all sporting activities in Europe with all the Leagues being shutdown. England, Spain, Germany, Italy and France have all shotdown their leagues and the Champions League have also postponed their games. Just this afternoon EURO2020 which was to start from the 12th of June to 12th of July this year has been postponed to 2021.