Paris Saint-Germain confirm 1 player tested positive to COVID-19

Paris Saint-Germain confirm 1 player tested positive to COVID-19

- Paris Saint-Germain have one player test positive to the coronavirus disease

- The Ligue 1 club will take on Serie A side Atalanta in their Champions League cracker

- Two Atletico Madrid players were also sent back home after their resuslts for COVID-19 came out positive

Paris Saint-Germain have announced that one of their squad members after conducting a random test on their training ground.

The French club will play Atalanta in their Champions League quarter-final clash with a just a few hours counting to the crucial fixture.

It is understood the player affected is not part of Thomas Tuchel's first team.

Paris Saint-Germain confirm 1 player tested positive to COVID-19

Paris Saint-Germain confirm 1 player tested positive to COVID-19. Photo Credit: Getty images
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PSG tweeted: "Tests have revealed that a player at the Paris Saint-Germain training centre has tested positive for Covid-19.

"In accordance with the health protocol in force, the player has been isolated from the rest of the group and other tests will be carried out soon.

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"In agreement with the Versailles club (N3), the friendly match which was to take place against the U19 team was therefore cancelled."

PSG are already in Lisbon making their final preparations to take on the surprise team of this season's tournament.

Kylian Mbappe has been ruled out due to an ankle injury he sustained during a cup game and Marco Verratti will also not be available due to suspension.

Argentine star Angel Di Maria will also serve a match suspension which would leave the attack for Neymar, Pablo Sarabia and Mauro Icardi.

It is not only PSG have been hit with the deadly virus in their squad, two players in the Atletico Madrid squad also tested positive to the disease.

ESPNC FCconformed the two players were Angel Correa and Sime Vrsaljko and they have been sent back home to observe quarantine rules.

PSG and Atletico could clash if they go past their quarter-final opponents including Atalanta and RB Leipzig.

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Meanwhile, had earlier reported that Valencia are the latest Spanish side to have recorded cases of coronavirus in their team after random tests were conducted during their training session.

Two unnamed players tested positive to the deadly virus that has become a huge worry to humanity in the past months.

Another La Liga club Atletico Madrid recently discovered two of their players were also infested with the virus ahead of their remaining Champions League campaign. also reported that 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.

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

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