2 Atletico Madrid Players Test Positive For Coronavirus

2 Atletico Madrid Players Test Positive For Coronavirus

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Atleico Madrid

Spanish club Atletico Madrid has revealed two members of the club have tested positive for coronavirus.

This comes days before Thursdays Champions League quarter-final against RB Leipzig Lisbon.

The positive cases were discovered after first-team players and club staff traveling to Lisbon were tested in Madrid on Saturday.

The club disclosed the persons are currently self-isolating at home.

They will now be retested along with close contacts of the positive cases.

“This motivates changes in the training schedules, in the structure and development of the trip and the accommodation in the Portuguese capital,” Atletico said in a statement.

“The club will coordinate the new schedules with Uefa and as soon as there is a new plan it will be made public. It also calls for maximum respect for the identity of the two positive cases.”

Because of the coronavirus pandemic, the Champions League is concluding with a ‘final eight’ tournament in Lisbon, with single-leg games held behind closed doors.

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