Atletico Madrid have been dealt a serious blow forward of their Champions League quarter-final showdown with RB Leipzig after the LaLiga facet confirmed two members of their squad have examined constructive for coronavirus.
Consequently the complete Atletico squad must be examined once more earlier than being given the all-clear to journey to Lisbon for Thursday evening’s conflict.
The 2 people who examined constructive are self-isolating at dwelling.
In a membership assertion, Atletico mentioned: “Yesterday, Saturday August eighth, all of the members of the primary workforce and of the membership’s Lisbon travelling occasion had been submitted to exams within the Ciudad Deportiva de Majadahonda as per UEFA’s protocol to take part within the Champions League quarter-finals.
“Right now, two positives appeared among the many identified outcomes, which are actually remoted of their respective houses and had been reported instantly to the Spanish and Portuguese well being authorities, UEFA, the Royal Spanish Soccer Federation, the Portuguese Federation and the Superior Council of Sports activities.
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“As such, a corresponding protocol deliberate for these circumstances has been activated, which requires new exams to be undertaken to first-team gamers, members of the Lisbon travelling occasion and people who are in shut contact with the constructive circumstances, and which is able to lead to modifications within the timings of coaching classes, within the construction and improvement of the journey and the lodging within the Portuguese capital.
“The membership will coordinate the brand new timings with UEFA and as quickly as a brand new plan might be made, it will likely be made public. We ask for max respect in direction of the id of the 2 constructive circumstances.”