Atletico Madrid confirm two positive tests ahead of UCL clash
Atletico Madrid have confirmed that two of their members have tested positive for the global virus ahead of their quarter-final clash against RB Leipzig at Estadio Jose Alvalade in Lisbon on Friday, August 14.
The club said in a statement late on Sunday evening, "Yesterday, Saturday, 8 August, all members of the first team and the club's expedition to Lisbon underwent PCR tests at the Ciudad Deportiva de Majadahonda as required by UEFA protocol to participate in the quarterfinals of the Champions League.
"Among the results known today, two positives have appeared, which are isolated in their respective homes...The club will coordinate the new schedules with UEFA and as soon as there is a new plan, it will be made public."
It is, as of yet, unknown whether the two individuals who tested positive are players or members of the staff.
The club went on to state that another fresh round of testing will be conducted on the entire squad and support personnel, "The club will coordinate the new schedules with UEFA and as soon as there is a new plan it will be made public."
The decision to conduct the event in Lisbon was a precautionary one to avoid the teams risking travel across Europe for home and away matches.
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