Atlético Madrid announces two cases of coronavirus in its ranks. We do not know the identity of the infected individuals. Players ?
Bad news from Madrid. Four days before their Champions League quarter-finals, Thursday, August 13 in Lisbon, against the Germans of RB Leipzig, the Colchoneros announced this Sunday that two of theirs are positive for the coronavirus. PCR tests were carried out on Saturday at the Madrid club’s training center, as required by UEFA protocol. Others will be practiced on Monday, 72 hours before the match against Leipzig, on members of the Atlético delegation and relatives of infected individuals, the identity of the latter having not been revealed by the club. Players, staff members? According to the daily AS, two players are concerned. The third in the La Liga standings in any case said in a statement that the two people in question were immediately placed in solitary confinement at their home.
With these new tests on the menu this Monday, Atlético will review its program for the next few days and the terms of its trip to Lisbon, the scene of the Final 8 of the C1. The Spanish delegation was initially due to take the road to Portugal on Monday. A new battle plan will be communicated shortly by Atlético, which specifies that all its employees have continued to be tested once a week despite the end of the season in La Liga, and therefore beyond the recommendations of UEFA. We are talking about 93 people here. All tests were negative last Sunday. But there is much to fear that new cases will be updated by the tests scheduled for Monday … It is in any case a risk, and the scenario feared by the Spanish media. One thing is certain: the wait will be long for Atlético in the coming days, the next hours …