Spanish media: Martin Ødegaard tests positive for coronavirus

Real Madrid's Martin Odegaard fights for the ball against Real Sociedad's Aritz Elustondo during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between Real Sociedad and Real Madrid at the Anoeta stadium in San Sebastián, Spain, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020. (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)
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Martin Ødegaard has tested positive for the coronavirus, according to Spanish media.

The news was reported by the radio program El Transistor in Spain and several other media.

“After he returned from San Sebastian yesterday Ødegaard’s test turned out to be positive. The club is waiting for a new test to confirm the first positive test,” a Twitter message noted.

On Sunday, the Norwegian started for Real Madrid in the match against the old club Real Sociedad in San Sebastian.

“This is 100% credible information,” Petter Veland, an expert on Spanish football, told newspaper Dagbladet.

The Serbia match

The news comes 16 days before Norway has to play a decisive match against Serbia in the European Championship qualifiers.

Ødegaard stood over the previous national team gathering to get ready for battle again after a long knee injury.

In mid-September, it was reported that Ødegaard was making good progress after a troublesome knee injury.

There may also be a third test.

If all the tests end up being positive, Ødegaard will have to go into quarantine.

In the worst case, he could miss out on the match against Serbia in October, Veland told the newspaper.

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