Here, Jo Inge Berget celebrates with Malmö captain Anders Christiansen on Sunday night. After the victory interviews, the captain tested positive for coronavirus.
Thus, the club had to cancel the planned gold celebration. Malmö informs about this on its own
The press release states that all players had given negative tests before the match was to be played.
– Anders felt nothing before the match. He made a strong effort on the court, celebrated and then did interviews, but when the adrenaline had subsided he felt lethargic and had stomach pains. When the other players took the bus, Anders stayed with our doctor and took a quick test which was positive, says Malmö’s sports manager Daniel Andersson in the press release.
As it was only a quick test Christiansen tested positive for, a more thorough test of the player will be taken shortly.
As a result of the positive test, everyone around the men’s team in Malmö will now be sent to quarantine for one week according to the health authorities’ guidelines. The employees who worked on the match, who are not part of the A-team, will also work from home office in the coming time.
Malmö thus decided the match for the league gold in the Allsvenskan on Sunday night. In 27 games, the light blues from Malmö have gained 56 points, and are now ten points above Elfsborg in the place below with three games left of the season.
– We have had many good teams. We also had a good team when I came in 2015. But we have more to go on with this team. We have gone from one way of playing football last year to another way this year. It has not gone by itself. It is not the case that we have “peaked” yet without there being much to do with both us old people, but not least the young people who are knocking on the door, the Norwegian says after the match.
The Malmö players also celebrated close together in the locker room after the gold was secured:
Jo Inge Berget is the team’s only Norwegian, and he has played 21 games this season. In those games, he has delivered six goals and eight goal-scoring assists. This was his third league gold for Malmö.
Berget was also very good for Malmö in the Europa League qualification where he scored two goals in four games and had four assists. However, Malmö did not manage to get into the group stage as they lost the last decisive qualifying match 1-3 against the Spanish club Granada. A match that Berget otherwise scored in.
The striker started his senior career in Lyn in 2007. From that time, the journey has taken the Oslo boy to Udinese, Strømsgodset, Molde, Cardiff and Celtic before he signed for Malmö in 2015. In the winter of 2018, he was sold to American New York City FC before returning to Malmö a year later.