TWO ATLETICO MADRID PLAYERS TESTS POSITIVE TO COVID-19
Two players in Atletico Madrid has tested positive for Coronavirus, according to the BBC.
All other players in the Atletico team have however tested negative.
This was confirmed in a statement on the Club’s official website.
"First team players and coaching staff underwent new PCR tests on Sunday and all results have come back negative. After two first team members tested positive on Saturday and following the health protocol, further exams were carried out on their relatives, all of which were negative.
"The club's medical services have been given permission to reveal their identities, thus putting an end to the speculation.
"The first team will return to training on Monday evening without Ángel Correa, who is asymptomatic and self-isolating at home, and Sime Vrsaljko, who was recovering from an injury and not training with the group. The Croatian is also asymptomatic and will remain at home by decision of the medical services, although his case is considered to be resolved by the health authorities, having generated antibodies (IgG) several months ago. The doctors will monitor both players as per the health protocol,’the Statement said.
Atletico, who were due to fly to Portugal on Monday evening, will train in Spain before flying to Lisbon on Tuesday, August 11th, 2020, ahead of their match with RB Leipzig on Thursday.
The format of the final stages of the Champions League were amended following the coronavirus pandemic with the quarter-finals, semi-finals and final all now set to be held in Lisbon, Portugal.