Standard Liege face a nervy wait ahead of their Europa League clash with Rangers after three Club Brugge players tested positive for Covid-19.

The Club Brugge squad was tested on Saturday morning ahead of their Champions League fixture against Zenit St Petersburg on Tuesday, but the results were not known until later in the weekend.

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Simon Mignolet was one of the Club Brugge players to test positive. (Photo by James Williamson – AMA/Getty Images)

Therefore, the three players who tested positive all played in the 1-1 draw with Standard Liege on Saturday night, sparking concerns that the virus could have been passed on to members of the opposition.

Two of the players who returned positive tests – Simon Mignolet and Michael Krmenčik – started the match, while defender, Odilon Kossounou, came off the bench.

Standard Liege aren’t due to be tested until tomorrow and so they face a nervy few days waiting to find out whether or not any members of their playing staff will also come back positive.

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The Club Brugge positive tests ensure Standard Liege face a nervy wait ahead of their Europa League clash with Rangers at the Stade Maurice Dufrasne. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)

Les Rouches have started the Belgian Pro League season well and currently sit just a point off top spot after securing a dramatic late draw against the champions in Saturday’s game.

They are strong at the Stade Maurice Dufrasne too, as they showed in last year’s group stages when they defeated Vitoria de Guimarães and Eintracht Frankfurt there before drawing 2-2 with Arsenal.

Rangers will still be confident that they can win the game, though, after sweeping aside both Willem II and Galatasaray with relative ease in the qualifiers.

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