Spanish La Liga side Atletico Madrid has their UEFA Champions League clash against RB Leipzig this Thursday. However, the club now reports two coronavirus positive cases in their squad ahead of the heated clash. The club is now preparing for its upcoming UCL clash against Leipzig in the Portuguese capital.
Right ahead of this much-anticipated clash, Atletico reported two positive cases. And now, UEFA authority is in much doubt for continuing the quarterfinal of their showpiece tournament of this season. Although the club didn’t confirm their identity as they are the player or the coaching staff, the club stated they are in home isolation now.
Atletico Madrid confirms two Covid-19 positive cases ahead of their UEFA Champions League clash
While stating the current situation, club’s statement read, “Yesterday, [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.”
It said, “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.”
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Atletico Madrid also talked about the further procedure regarding this incident and stated, “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.”
They said, “These tests will result in changes to training schedules, and in the structure and development of travel and accommodation in the Portuguese capital.” The club then finally added, “The club will coordinate the new schedules with UEFA and as soon as there is a new plan, it will be made public. We request the utmost respect for the preservation of the identity of the two positive cases.”