Two members of Atlético Madrid, whose identity has not been revealed, tested positive for Covid-19 four days before the Champions League quarter-final against Leipzig on Thursday in Lisbon, the Spanish club announced on Sunday. in a press release.
ATfter a series of tests, “among the results known today (Sunday) are two positive cases which are confined to their respective homes and whose names were immediately communicated to the Spanish and Portuguese health authorities, to UEFA, to the The Spanish Federation, the Portuguese Federation and the Superior Sports Council, ”the statement said, as the Champions League will end in a“ final 8 ”held in Lisbon from August 12 to 23.
“Yesterday, Saturday August 8, all members of the team and technical support for Lisbon passed PCR tests at the Sports City of Majadahonda (near Madrid) as required by the UEFA protocol for participate in the quarter-finals of the Champions League, ”writes the club on its official website.
Interrupted by the pandemic, the Champions League, which resumed Friday and Saturday with the round of 16 second leg which could not be played before confinement, will know its outcome during an unprecedented “Final 8” organized in Lisbon on the 12th. to August 23.
Real Madrid striker Mariano Diaz had already tested positive for Covid-19 ahead of the C1 Round of 16 second leg and Manchester City’s elimination on Friday.
Then a Sevilla FC player had also tested positive, fueling concerns about the resumption of the European Cups football.