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Malaga's women's, reserve and youth team fixtures postponed after Covid outbreaks
/ Francis Silva

Malaga's women's, reserve and youth team fixtures postponed after Covid outbreaks

  • In line with current protocols, players and staff of all of the teams affected will now undergo a period of self-isolation

The women's second division game between Malaga and Pozoalbense, scheduled for this Saturday, has been postponed after Malaga reported cases of coronavirus within the team.

It was announced on Friday morning that due to positive tests in the first team - and also in the club’s reserve and youth teams - no Malaga team would be able to take the field for the away fixture.

In line with current protocols, players and staff will now undergo a period of self-isolation.

This is the first time the Blue and Whites have been directly affected by coronavirus cases, and means the game against group-topping Cordoba side Pozoalbense will have to wait. Malaga currently lie sixth out of eight in the South Group A section of the league, but had been coming into this fixture in better form following a draw against Granada and a win over La Solana to start the new year.

Men's reserves

Meanwhile, the men’s reserve team, Atlético Malagueño, have also confirmed a positive virus test within their own ranks.

The entire squad is now self-isolating after a member of the coaching staff tested positive for coronavirus.

As was the case last year when a player received a positive test, the players have picked up their training regime at home pending further tests to give them the all clear. None of the players nor staff have shown any symptoms.

Sunday's game against Antequera is likely has also been postponed, as well as all of the Academy's fixtures this weekend.