The Portuguese-Brazilian Gabriel and the Argentine Franco Cervi have tested positive for coronavirus and are the new casualties for this day of Benfica, which has a total of six cases in the squad, the club reported this Saturday.
According to the clinical bulletin of the “embodied” team, Gabriel and Cervi are out for the match against Santa Clara, which will be played on Sunday, after having tested positive in the usual tests that players undergo before the matches.
Both players join the other positives in the squad: Seferovic, João Ferreira, Gonçalo Ramos and Jardel.
In total, there are six casualties of Jorge Jesus due to covid at this time, to which are added the absences of André Almeida, off due to injury, and Pedrinho, out of the call due to muscle fatigue.
Benfica, second in the table, fight on this day, 12, to achieve the leadership that Sporting holds, from which they are only separated by two points.
Portugal, with ten million inhabitants, has registered a total of 7,045 deaths and 423,870 infections since the pandemic began.