Luiz Suarez contracts coronavirus, ruled out of Atletico Madrid's clash with Barcelona

Luiz Suarez contracts coronavirus, ruled out of Atletico Madrid's clash with Barcelona

- Luis Suarez is set to miss Uruguay's crunch clash with Brazil and Atletico Madrid's tie with Barcelona

- The 33-year-old along with one other player and staff tested positive for coronavirus on international duty

- Suarez has rediscovered his scoring form at club level, netting six goals in five La Liga matches

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Luis Suarez will miss his much-anticipated clash against his former side Atletico Madrid after testing positive for coronavirus.

The Uruguayan Football Association confirmed that the Atletico Madrid striker, goalkeeper Rodrigo Munoz and backroom staff member Matias Faral have all contracted the disease while on international duty.

Luiz Suarez contracts coronavirus, ruled out of Atletico Madrid's clash with Barcelona

Luiz Suarez contracts coronavirus, ruled out of Atletico Madrid's clash with Barcelona. Photo by FIFA/FIFA
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The three of them are currently self-isolating and are in good health but it will cost Suarez missing the match at Camp Nou when league action resumes in Spain.

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A statement from the AUF said:

“Luis Suarez, Rodrigo Munoz and the official Matias Faral having tested positive for Covid-19, while all other tests are negative.
“The three members mentioned are in good health and the corresponding measures have already been implemented.”

The 33-year-old was on target for his country when they defeated Colombia by 3-0 in a CONMEBOL World Cup qualifier.

However, the former Liverpool star will miss the all-important fixture against Brazil on Tuesday, November 17, 2020.

He has scored five goals in six La Liga six matches for Atletico since his unprecedented summer move from Barcelona.

Diego Simeone's men are sitting pretty in third position, three points behind league leaders Real Sociedad and have two games at hand.

Atletico are a point ahead of Real Madrid and six clear of Barcelona as they continue their early title push.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Luis Suarez can not wait for Atletico Madrid's clash against Barcelona in November as the striker claims he will not celebrate if he scores against his former side.

However, the Uruguayan claims he would point fingers at the club's board who unceremoniously demanded he should leave the Camp Nou in the summer.

The 33-year-old spent six years at Catalonia following his arrival from Liverpool in the summer of 2014 and he won league titles and the Champions League.

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