Atletico Madrid confirm two positive coronavirus tests ahead of Champions League quarter-final | Football News


Atleti set to face RB Leipzig in Champions League quarter-finals on Thursday in Lisbon

Last updated: 09/08/20 20:23 pm

Atletico Madrid confirmed two positive cases of the coronavirus in tests carried out on Saturday.

The two people who tested positive are self-isolating at home.

Atletico are set to face RB Leipzig in the Champions League quarter-finals on Thursday in Lisbon.

Atletico said in a statement: “Yesterday, Saturday August 8, all members of the club’s first team and Lisbon touring group were subjected to testing in the Ciudad Deportiva de Majadahonda in accordance with the protocol of the UEFA to participate in the quarter-finals of the Champions League. .

“Today two positives appeared among the known results, which are now isolated in their respective homes and were immediately reported to the Spanish and Portuguese health authorities, UEFA, the Royal Spanish Football Federation, the Federation Portuguese and the Higher Sports Council.

“As such, a corresponding protocol foreseen for these circumstances has been activated, which requires further testing to be undertaken for the players of the first team, members of the itinerant group from Lisbon and those who are in close contact with the cases. positive, and which will lead to changes in the schedules of training sessions, in the structure and development of travel and accommodation in the Portuguese capital.

“The club will coordinate the new schedules with UEFA and as soon as a new plan is drawn up it will be made public. We ask for maximum respect for the identity of the two positive cases. ”

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