Two Atletico Madrid footballers positive for coronavirus. Champions League at risk because other cases are feared in addition to them.
The two Atletico Madrid footballers positive for coronavirus have been isolated. Buffers also on the rest of the team. While awaiting the results, Simeone's men delayed their departure for Lisbon, where the quarterfinals, semifinals and final of the Champions League are played.
Champions League which at this point becomes at risk because if Atletico were to postpone or not play the quarter-final on Thursday evening against Leipzig, there would be a postponement of the competition that would then be impossible to recover.
In early May, Brazilian full-back Renan Lodi had tested positive for the new coronavirus. It was the only case at Atletico, which even at the end of La Liga had subjected all 93 members of the first team to weekly tests (players, staff, employees): until yesterday all negative to the test.
The team was supposed to leave tomorrow for Lisbon, but in agreement with UEFA, the travel and stay process in Portugal is being rescheduled, with training schedules and press conferences. According to the Spanish press, the hypothesis of a postponement of the match against Leipzig, inserted in the Atalanta side of the board, is not excluded.
“Among the results known on Sunday there are two positives, isolated in their respective homes. Immediately communicated to the Spanish and Portuguese health authorities, UEFA, the Spanish Football Association, the Portuguese Federation and the Higher Sports Council. Similarly, the corresponding action protocol provided for these cases has been activated, which requires the execution of new PCR tests on the first team and of the staff on the closest contacts of the positive cases. The club will coordinate the new programs with UEFA and as soon as there is a new plan it will be made public. We also ask for the utmost respect for the identity of the two positive cases ”, reads the club statement. (Source As).
Source: Blitz Quotidiano