Valencia and Argentina defender Ezequiel Garay is the first LaLiga player to announce he has tested positive for coronavirus.

Garay started in 2020 badly

Valencia announced that five people among the players and personnel at Mestalla tested positive for coronavirus. Including Argentinean defender Ezequiel Garay. The center-back, who was supposed to miss the rest of the season undergoing surgery on a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament last month. Announced on Instagram on Sunday said he was feeling “excellent.”La Liga is currently at the start of a two-week break on all fixtures. The Spanish government is about to announce a 15-day national block. On Monday in an attempt to fight the Covid-19 pandemic. Ezequiel wrote on social networks: “It is clear that I started in 2020 badly.” I have tested positive for coronavirus, but I feel perfect. Now it remains only to pay attention to the health authorities and, for now, te in isolation.

Five positive cases of Covid-19 at Mestalla

Valencia, through its website, issued an official statement in which it confirmed four more positive tests, which state: “Valencia CF reports that five positive cases of coronavirus have been detected among employees of the first team and players.”All these persons are now at home in good health and subject to self-isolation measures.”In addition to the information that will be provided in the coming hours. The club reiterates our support for the health authorities and their public awareness campaigns. It emphasizes the importance of staying at home and continuing compliance with previously published hygiene and disease prevention measures.”


33-year-old Garay ran 17 La Liga starts for Valencia this season and four in the Champions League. Albert Celades’ team ranks seventh in the Spanish top flight, losing four points to fourth Real Sociedad in the Champions League qualification race. Valencia’s latest adventure in Europe’s elite competition ended last week when they defeated 4-3 by Atalanta at Mestalla. The Italian outfit progressed 8-4 in total.  The second stage becoming the first in the Champions League of the season, which need to play behind closed doors. Since then, UEFA has postponed all competitions for an indefinitely. Negotiations on the status of the remainder of the 2019-20 campaign should take place on Tuesday.