Rober González, positive for COVID-19 and Edu Espiau, isolated

The Extremaduran striker has tested positive in the controls carried out this morning and the Gran Canaria will be in quarantine for riding in the same vehicle.

The week of preparation for the UD Las Palmas clash against Leganés begins with surprises next Sunday, at 7:30 p.m., at the Gran Canaria Stadium, with the news that the entity has announced this morning of a new positive for COVID-19 in the squad, such as that of forward Rober González, "who has expressly authorized the publication of his name," as announced in the statement released by UD.

This important loss due to the virus also takes his partner Edu Espiau, considered close contact of the Extremaduran player for sharing a vehicle, who must remain confined to his home for at least ten days, as established by health protocols. Both soccer players are already isolated in their respective homes, and Espiau himself will undergo a second PCR test within five days.

These two new cases join those announced last Friday by Óscar Clemente from Tenerife, who tested positive on that day, and Jonathan Silva, who is in the same situation as Edu Espiau, having traveled in the same car. than Clemente. In this way, for the moment, the UD would lose four footballers to the clash against the pepineros due to COVID-19.


Before these four recent cases, Javi Castellano would be the first footballer to suffer it and later Sergio Araujo and Christian Rivera also 'fell', as at the time Turu Flores, enrolled in Pepe Mel's coaching staff.

Going for the first triplet of the course

The insulares begin this week with the aim of achieving an unprecedented streak during this course, and which is already far in the retina of Gran Canaria fans, such as chaining three league victories in a row, something that has not happened since At the end of 2019, when players of the stature of Pedri, Viera or Juanjo Narváez were still on the team.

What seemed like a difficult start to 2021 for UD Las Palmas, facing great rivals such as Espanyol, Mallorca and Leganés, can become quite a mental and statistical shock for the entity by having this in the palm of the hand weekend, with the visit of the pepineros, the possibility of achieving victory for the third consecutive day. Mel's men have not achieved it since the 2019/2020 season, when they repeated it twice, in this case, linking four successive wins. First, from matchday 8, with the victory over Albacete (3-2), Ponferradina (0-2), Lugo (0-2), to matchday 11 against Deportivo (3-0); and later from 17, against Oviedo (3-1), Extremadura (0-1), Numancia (3-1), until 20 in Elche (2-3), this clash being the last that Jonathan Viera would dispute with the island team before returning to China.

From then on, and throughout 2020, the most that UD reached was to chain two victories, such as those against Almería (0-1) and Lugo (1-0) on matchdays 33 and 34 of the last season and in this course on matchdays 6 and 7, precisely also against Almería (2-0) and Castellón (2-1) at the Gran Canaria Stadium, and then succumbed to Cartagena (3- 0) .

Now, with the arrival of 2021, a new opportunity opens up to break this barrier again, to continue climbing positions with a view to looking towards the playoff, adding the possibility, in addition, of leaving a clean sheet for the first time for the third consecutive day .

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