Atletico Madrid: 2 players test positive to COVID-19 ahead of Leipzig clash

Atletico Madrid: 2 players test positive to COVID-19 ahead of Leipzig clash

- Atletico Madrid have two players test positive to the deadly coronavirus

- The players have been sent back home to observe medical protocols and will not be involved with the squad for their remaining UCL campaign

- Diego Simeone's side will take on RB Leipzig in the Champions League last eight

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Atletico Madrid are currently in a dicey situation after two of their players were set back home after being infected with the coronavirus, Goal reports.

The Roji Blancos will travel to Lisbon ahead of their Champions League quarter-final clash with RB Leipzig on Thursday, August 13.

But ESPN have confirmed Croatian defender Sime Vrsaljko and Argentine Angel Correa were the players that tested positive to the virus.

Atletico Madrid: 2 players test positive to COVID-19 ahead of Leipzig clash

Atletico Madrid: 2 players test positive to COVID-19 ahead of Leipzig clash. Photo Credit: Getty Images
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It is understood that the players are in a stable condition and are observing lockdown rules in their homes.

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Another round of testing have been conducted especially with those who had contacts with the two players who were detected.

And UEFA's medical protocol states if 13 players are available from the first team, they must go ahead with the match, except quarantine is required for the remaining players in the squad.

But it is now left to the Portuguese government to have the final say using their discretion with the situation.

Atletico will play their Bundesliga opponents Leipzig on Thursday and the winner will face the winner of the clash between Paris Saint-Germain and Atalanta.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng also reported that Premier League giants Chelsea have reportedly been told by Spanish side Atletico Madrid that they will have to pay the massive sum of £110 million for them to have goalkeeper, Jan Oblak.

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The 27-year-old Slovenian goalie is rated among the best goalkeepers in Europe considering his superb performances for Atletico Madrid during the 2019/20 La Liga season.

Atletico Madrid chiefs are aware that Jan Oblak is wanted by many clubs in Europe and they are demanding a world-record fee for the goalie.

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