Players Nuno Mendes, Luís Neto and Sporar, from Sporting, leader of the Portuguese football league, tested positive for the new coronavirus.
The three players are asymptomatic and fulfilling the necessary isolation period. Luís Neto and Nuno Mendes are regular holders in the defense of Sporting, while striker Sporar has alternated ownership with youngster Tiago Tomás.
Athletes are left out of the coach’s options two days before the game with Rio Ave, from the 14th round of the Portuguese Football League, and six days before the game with FC Porto, for the League Cup semi-final
Sporting, leader of the championship, with 35 points, receives on Friday Rio Ave, 10th, with 14, at José Alvalade stadium, at 18:30, in a match that will be arbitrated by Hélder Malheiro, from Lisbon association .
On Tuesday, the ‘lions’ will face FC Porto in the semi-final of the League Cup, in a match that will be held in Leiria.
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