After the three new players tested positive for Covid-19 at the start of the week at OM – Alvaro Gonzalez, Bouna Sarr and Simon Ngapandouetnbu -, Brest-Marseille, scheduled for Sunday at 9 p.m., is still under threat, if a fourth case declared himself within the Marseille club by this weekend, that is to say within eight days before the meeting. On the Brest side, everything was fine on the other hand this Wednesday. The tests carried out on Tuesday were all negative, even for Christophe Hérelle, affected by the coronavirus, and who was able to resume individual training.
Mandanda back on Sunday?
If the match takes place, OM, deprived of Dimitri Payet in the fortnight, will also be able to record a few returns such as that of Jordan Amavi, who will resume training in small groups on Thursday, or even that of captain Steve Mandanda, who was asymptomatic and whose last tests were negative. His incompressible isolation ends Sunday morning and, if the League’s Covid commission gives the green light, nothing is against the captain making the trip. His trainer André Villas-Boas is counting on him.
For Maxime Lopez and Valentin Rongier, whose tests are also reassuring and who are no longer contagious a priori, it seems more complicated. Like Mandanda, they are not allowed to resume until Sunday. Even if they can talk to each other individually, it seems a bit fair, unlike the goalkeeper position, so that the two midfielders can play in Brest after fifteen days of absence.