Real Madrid, the Spanish champions, said on Tuesday that its Dominican striker, Mariano Diaz, had suffered a Covid-19 attack, which raises doubts about his participation against Manchester City in the Champions League next week, according to “Reuters”.
The tests that Real Madrid players underwent, on Monday, showed the positive test of Mariano, but the club confirmed that he was in “excellent health” and isolated himself at home.
Real Madrid, who lost 2-1 at home to Manchester City in the first leg of the 16th round before the season stopped, will meet the English side at Al-Ittihad stadium in the second leg on the eighth of August.
Diaz’s injury has been shattered by the cards of the European Football Association, which seeks to relaunch the Champions League safely, especially if Mariano Diaz has found contact with his team mates in the recent period.
The British government has also agreed to allow Real Madrid to travel to Manchester, exceptionally, despite travel restrictions, but the injury may re-examine the decision to allow Real Madrid to travel to Britain.
It is noteworthy that Mariano Diaz was famous for scoring the second goal of winning over arch-rivals Barcelona in the Spanish league this season, in a match that contributed greatly to Real Madrid’s achievement of the League title.