Ligue 1

Neymar tests positive for Covid-19 ahead of PSG season opener

The Brazilian is joined by Angel Di Maria and Leandro Paredes in having to quarantine ahead of the fixture versus Lens

 
3:20pm on Wednesday 2nd September 2020
By
Martin Macdonald

Neymar, Angel Di Maria, and Leandro Paredes have all tested positive for coronavirus just a week or so before Paris Saint-Germain are set to start their Ligue 1 defence against Lens.

As PSG reached the Champions League final, the players of the French champions were given additional leave, with them yet to play a domestic game so far, while most other teams have played two fixtures.

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Following the Champions League final loss against Bayern, Neymar, Di Maria, and Paredes all travelled to Ibiza where the virus is currently not controlled L'Equipe reports that the trio returned back to test positive for the virus.

All three players now face a week-long quarantine which could, just, see them return for the match against Lens.

Unless there are further complications, all three should be available to feature in Le Classique against Marseille next Sunday, too.

Neymar recently put rumours about him leaving PSG to bed by saying that he wants to remain at the club to make Champions League history, bringing them their first ever triumph in the competition.

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