Two Atletico Madrid players test positive for COVID-19 ahead of Champions League quarterfinal against RB Leipzig on Thursday night
Spanish side, Atletico Madrid have confirmed that two senior players have tested positive for Coronavirus ahead of the club’s Champions League quarterfinal clash against RB Leipzig on Thursday night.
“On Saturday 8 August, all members of the first team and the club’s traveling party [set to head] to Lisbon underwent PCR tests at the Ciudad Deportiva de Majadahonda as required by UEFA protocol, [in order] to participate in the quarterfinals of the Champions League,” the club confirmed in a statement .
“Among the results known today, two positives have appeared. Both individuals are isolated in their respective homes, and their results were immediately communicated to the Spanish and Portuguese health authorities, UEFA, the Royal Spanish Football Federation, the Portuguese Federation and the Higher Sports Council.
“The corresponding action protocol foreseen for these cases has been activated, which requires new PCR tests to be carried out on the first team and members of the expedition to Lisbon and the closest contacts of the positive cases.
“These tests will result in changes to training schedules, and in the structure and development of travel and accommodation in the Portuguese capital.
Atletico Madrid are scheduled to face RB Leipzig in the Champions League quarter-finals in Portugal on Thursday, August 13.