sarunas jasikevicius, Barça basketball coach, and the players Brandon Davis Y Nico Laprovittola, in addition to three members of the Barça coaching staff, have tested positive for covid 48 hours before the classic is played against Real Madrid at the WiZink Center, which is in danger due to infections in both templates.

“We inform you that the coach Sarunas Jasikevicius, the players Brandon Davies and Nicolás Laprovittola and three members of the technical staff, have tested positive for Covid-19 in a PCR test that has been carried out on the entire squad”, reported at the last minute the Catalan team in their social networks.

Both the Lithuanian coach and the American Davies and the Argentine Laprovittola “are in good health”, add the text.

Real Madrid-Barça, scheduled for Sunday at 6:30 p.m., is one of the three matches on matchday 16 that has not yet been postponed, what if it has happened with six meetings to which the ACB will have to look for new dates after the appearance of covid outbreaks in several templates.


The match Coosur Real Betis-Surne Bilbao Basket of the Endesa League, scheduled for Monday, January 3 at 7:00 p.m., this Friday became the sixth match of matchday 16 postponed due to the positives for covid, which in this case affect the Sevillian club’s squad.

Shortly before, the postponement of the Bitci Baskonia-Inherits San Pablo Burgos due to the outbreak that affects the azulgrana squad. After the positive confirmed by the coach, Neven Spahija, who has not been able to lead the last two games, the virus has affected a good part of the team and the competition has been forced to postpone the visit of the Burgos team to the Fernando Buesa Arena.

The other four games suspended throughout the week are the MoraBanc-Baxi Manresa, UCAM Murcia-Lenovo Tenerife, Urbas Fuenlabrada-Joventut de Badalona and Monbus Obradoiro-Rio Breogan.

Those that remain in their initial schedule for the moment are three, Real Madrid-Barcelona and Unicaja-Casademont Zaragoza, which will be played on Sunday 2, and Valencia Basket-Gran Canaria, scheduled for Monday 3.

The ACB will soon communicate the new dates for the dispute of the parties.