A closely broken Celtic drew 1-1 in opposition to Hibernian on Monday. Fourteen gamers and the teaching employees of the Scottish high membership had been quarantined shortly earlier than the sport.
Optimistic exams got here after coaching camp in Dubai
With an improvised crew, Celtic took the lead shortly earlier than time because of an exquisite free kick from David Turnbull. In harm time, the Glasgow crew swallowed Kevin Nisbet’s equalizer. The Dutch defender Jeremie Frimpong performed the complete sport for Celtic.
The preparation for the competitors match went chaotic. French defender Christopher Jullien (picture) examined constructive for COVID-19 on Monday. In line with Scottish League protocol, all of his shut contacts are to be quarantined as a precaution. It involved 13 fellow gamers of Jullien, Celtic coach Neil Lennon and assistant John Kennedy.
Some gamers of opponent Hibernian doubted whether or not they needed to play the match, for concern of changing into contaminated. The Scottish union dominated on Monday afternoon that the sport ought to proceed.
A request from Hibernian to topic all Celtic gamers to a fast take a look at earlier than the sport was rejected by Celtic and the union.
Celtic is without doubt one of the few golf equipment in Europe to go on a coaching camp throughout the winter break. This sparked outrage in Scottish politics.
On Friday, the choice was examined for the virus upon return from Dubai; Sunday one participant turned out to be constructive. On Monday, Jullien’s constructive take a look at was added to that.
As a result of British mutation of the coronavirus, there’s a strict lockdown in the UK. On Monday it was introduced that 36 gamers within the English Premier League have been examined constructive for the corona virus in every week.
Celtic grew to become the champion of Scotland for the previous 9 seasons. After the draw with Hibernian, the crew is second, 21 factors behind Rangers. The arch rival has performed three extra video games.