Five more footballers at River Plate have tested positive for COVID-19, lifting the powerful Argentine club’s total to 20 cases within the squad.

The impact is so high that River Plate has none of its four eligible goalkeepers fit for Wednesday’s Copa Libertadores match against Colombia’s Santa Fe.


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River Plate issued a statement on Monday saying Lucas Beltran, Flabian Londono Bedoya, Gonzalo Montiel, Leonardo Ponzio and Alex Vigo were the latest to test positive for the virus.

The other 15 cases were revealed on Saturday ahead of the superclasico against Boca Juniors in the quarterfinal of the Argentinian league cup. Boca won on penalties after a 1-1 draw in regulation time.


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