Real Madrid Forward Diaz Tests Positive For Covid-19

Real Madrid said in a statement that tests were conducted on the squad on Monday and that though forward Mariano Diaz was in "perfect health", he would be self-isolating at home.

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Real Madrid forward Mariano Diaz has tested positive for Covid-19, the Spanish champions, casting doubt on his participation in their Champions League tie.
Mariano Diaz tests positive for Covid-19. Picture Courtesy Of Daily Mail.

Real Madrid forward Mariano Diaz has tested positive for Covid-19, the Spanish champions, casting doubt on his participation in their Champions League tie.

Real Madrid said in a statement that tests were conducted on the squad on Monday and that though forward Mariano Diaz was in “perfect health”, he would be self-isolating at home.

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Real Madrid, who trail Manchester City 2-1 from the first leg of their last-16 tie before the pandemic suspended the competition in March, are set to play the Premier League side in the second leg on 8 August at the Etihad.

The Champions League knockout stages from the quarterfinals onwards will be played as single legs in Lisbon.

Spain has seen a surge in Covid-19 positives with thousands of new cases reported on a daily basis in the past week, taking its tally up to over 296 000 cases.

Britain has imposed a 14-day quarantine for travelers from Spain but British media reported that elite sports teams traveling into the country will be exempt.

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Over the weekend, Spanish side Fuenlabrada confirmed they had 28 positive cases at the club, including a few cases in Madrid where the team is based, costing the second division club a shot at promotion to La Liga.

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16 days ago

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