Ignace Van der Brempt tested positive for corona.

Ignace Van der Brempt tested positive for corona. ©  Isosport

Club Brugge can breathe again after the positive corona case of Ignace Van der Brempt. An extensive round of testing, first with self-tests, then with PCR tests, revealed no new positive cases on Sunday. The fear of a corona outbreak in the run-up to the Champions League match against Leipzig on Wednesday has largely been dispelled.

Ignace Van der Brempt, who tested positive for the virus on Friday, remains in quarantine and will miss the game against Leipzig anyway. Two other players who feel ill, Eduard Sobol and Cisse Sandra, tested negative again. If they feel better today, they can resume training.

Club Brugge invokes medical secrecy and does not want to reveal how many players have been vaccinated. Van der Brempt was tested on Friday after a member of the staff of the Belgian U21 tested positive. Another Bruges player who was called up to the Belgian reserves, goalkeeper Senne Lammens, tested negative twice.

Club’s opponent Leipzig was also startled by corona. In the federal state of Saxony, the alarm threshold has been exceeded and clubs must play in empty stadiums until at least 12 December. That means that Leipzig will also have to play its last home game in the Champions League against Manchester City on December 7 without supporters. Leipzig is sportingly in a dip after a new 2-0 defeat at Hoffenheim on Saturday. (blue)

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