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Atletico Madrid Confirm Two Casses Of COVID-19 Ahead Of Champions League clash



Atletico Madrid have confirmed two positive cases of COVID-19 from the test carried out on Saturday.

Naija News learnt that both individuals who tested positive are self-isolating at home.

Atletico said in a statement: “Yesterday, Saturday August 8th, all the members of the first team and of the club’s Lisbon travelling party were submitted to tests in the Ciudad Deportiva de Majadahonda as per UEFA’s protocol to participate in the Champions League quarter-finals.

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

The news comes as Diego Simeone’s side prepare to face RB Leipzig in the Portuguese capital on Thursday with a place in the final four at stake, with the results of those positive tests potentially putting UEFA’s condensed finale to the season in jeopardy as the European governing body look to conclude their showpiece tournament.

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