Those diagnosed with COVID-19 at Atleti are footballers


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Those diagnosed with COVID-19 at Atleti are footballers

Although the identity of the infected was not revealed, the Goal site learned that the two cases revealed on Sunday belong to players and will not be able to travel to Lisbon.

On Sunday two positive cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in Athletic of Madrid and this Monday the information provided from the Goal site was known, which ensures that the infected are players from the main squad.

To respect the identity of the affected footballers, until the players themselves or the club want to make it public, the names were not revealed as part of the official data protection law.

Those affected will not be able to travel to Lisbon and will miss the Champions League

Among the known results in the medical tests carried out by the mattress team, two positives appeared, which are in stable condition and confined to their respective homes, after the club reported their case to the Spanish and Portuguese health authorities, to UEFA, to the Royal Spanish Football Federation, the Portuguese Federation and the Higher Sports Council. Those affected will not be able to travel to Portugal to face the quarterfinals of the Champions League.

Waiting for new PCR tests

The corresponding protocol of action was activated from Atleti. New PCR tests are being completed on the first team and members of the expedition to Lisbon and, of course, also medical tests on the closest contacts of the positive cases, pending results. At Atlético, logically, there is fear of possible massive infections. The club staff, in difficult hours, do an intense job to be up to the task at such a delicate moment.

After this setback that is generating many problems and concern in the team, the club will coordinate the new schedules with UEFA and, as soon as there is a new plan, it will be made public through the official channels of the mattress team.

As soon as the results are known from the Spanish capital, they will contact UEFA to see what steps to follow for the match against RB Leipzig, set for next Thursday in Lisbon.

UEFA’s medical protocol

As a result of the positive of the two Atlético de Madrid players and whether or not that affects their duel with Leipzig this week, it should be noted that the protocol indicates that if there is one positive or more, but there are 13 players available from List A, the match would be played unless quarantine is required for the rest of the members. However, in this case, the Portuguese government would have the last word.

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