Tottenham’s upcoming Europa League opponents see 12 players test positive for coronavirus

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Tottenham’s first post-international break Europa League opponents Ludogorets have been hit with a considerable coronavirus outbreak.

Ludogorets were defeated 3-1 at home to Spurs in Group J, which was the perfect way for Jose Mourinho’s men to bounce back from their defeat to Royal Antwerp.

The Bulgarian side have a shot at vengeance at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on the 26th of the month, but it remains to be seen what sort of shape they will be in.

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As reported by local publication Sportal, as many as 12 Ludogorets players have tested positive for COVID-19, with their upcoming cup clash subsequently being postponed.

While those who will now be isolating do have the full two-week period before they travel to North London, it’s not ideal in terms of preparations for the fixture with one of the Europa League’s strongest competitors.

We will stop short of deeming it good news for Tottenham, as nobody wants to see football disrupted any further by the pandemic, but their chances of getting another all important three points have just gone through the roof.