The Portuguese central Luís Neto, the left back Nuno Mendes and the Slovenian striker Andraz Sporar have tested positive for covid-19, so they are in isolation.
The players, all starters, are well and asymptomatic, as EFE has been able to confirm, so they will have to fulfill the minimum of ten days of isolation and, at least, they will miss tomorrow’s game at home against Rio Ave, corresponding on the fourteenth day.
In addition to the three footballers, there are a total of 6 members of the Sporting technical team who have tested positive this week, according to some Portuguese sports newspapers.
Sporting is one of the clubs that has suffered the most from covid-19 positives, since the match of its first league match had to be suspended due to the high number of footballers in the squad who tested positive.
Sporting is the leader of Portugal and is the only team in the main European competitions that has yet to know defeat in the league. EFE. (JL).