Barcelona loses Nico, Braithwaite because of health issues

ByLois C

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BARCELONA, Spain — Barcelona midfielder Nico Gonzalez and ahead Martin Braithwaite have been sidelined for the reason that of health and fitness concerns, the Spanish club claimed Friday.

Nico fractured a toe on his still left foot in apply, even though Braithwaite examined constructive for COVID-19. The club did not say how extended they are anticipated to be out.

Barcelona has only five video games remaining in the year. Then group is fighting for second put in the Spanish league driving Real Madrid, which is a place away from clinching the title.

Barcelona hosts relegation-threatened Mallorca on Sunday at Camp Nou. It has misplaced three in a row at house in all competitions, one thing that experienced by no means transpired in advance of in the same period.

The Catalan club a short while ago also dropped American defender Sergino Dest and playmaker Pedri Gonzalez due to the fact of injuries.

The club also created official the deal extension of Uruguay central defender Ronald Araujo, who will continue to be right until 2026. It experienced announced an settlement with the participant on Tuesday.

The 23-calendar year-outdated Araujo has scored six plans in 78 appearances with Barcelona.

“I hardly ever doubted that I would keep and I hope to be in this article for many more decades,” he said. “We reached an arrangement in two meetings. We needed to do our element to support with the problem that the club is in appropriate now.”

By Lois C