Atletico Madrid cancels training after two positive coronavirus cases

Atletico Madrid cancels training after two positive coronavirus cases

Atletico Madrid have suspended their final training session ahead of Champions League trip following two coronavirus cases in their squad.

The Spanish side who were due to play RB Leipzig on Thursday called off their trip after finding out Angel Correa and Sime Vrsaljko we’re positive to coronavirus.

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A statement said: “The first team will return to training on Monday evening without Ángel Correa, who is asymptomatic and self-isolating at home, and Sime Vrsaljko, who was recovering from an injury and not training with the group.

“The Croat is also asymptomatic and will remain at home by decision of the medical services, although his case is considered to be resolved by the health authorities, having generated antibodies (IgG) several months ago. The doctors will monitor both players as per the health protocol.

“The club and its medical services would like to thank the media for the respect shown to the privacy of these two players. As a result, 21 first team players and Academy footballers Álex Dos Santos, Manu Sánchez, Riquelme and Toni Moya will travel on Tuesday to the Portuguese capital to focus on the Champions League quarterfinal.”

Daily Times reports that Atletico Madrid did not register any positive cases for the virus when La Liga re-started in June after a three-month halt due to COVID-19 as the top-flight was successfully completed without any major incidents.

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