Atletico Madrid reveals its players infected with Corona


The Spanish club # Atlético_Madrid confirmed that the results of other cases of its players and its technical apparatus to detect the Corona virus were negative on Monday, after announcing the presence of two cases in its ranks on Sunday, days before its upcoming match with Leipzig in the quarter-finals of the European Champions League.

The Spanish capital club issued a statement saying, “The team’s players and members of the coaching staff underwent new checks on Sunday evening and all results were negative.”

Atletico revealed the identity of the two players who contracted the Covid-19 virus on Sunday, namely the Croatian left-back Simi Versalico and the Argentine winger, Engel Correa.

It is reported that Atletico will face Leipzig in the quarter-finals of the most important continental competition next Thursday in Lisbon in the form of a mini-championship.

The team was scheduled to leave the Portuguese capital on Monday, but it was postponed until Tuesday.

All the members of the team were staying at their homes awaiting the results of the tests they underwent. The training session was canceled during the morning period, provided that it was replaced by the afternoon session.

The European Union, which confirmed on Monday that the Atletico-Leipzig match would be held on time, was awaiting the results of the tests of the Spanish club’s players, because if it was found that more of the team’s players were injured, it might cause him a problem regarding the programming of this match at a later time, especially since the program is compressed and is not allowed in the area. Find another date to set it up.

Spain is one of the countries most affected by the pandemic, with 28,500 deaths out of 310,000 injuries.

Although most sports have resumed their activity after a hiatus since March, there are concerns that the number of injuries is rising again.

The arch-neighbor, Real Madrid, had previously announced that its striker Mariano Diaz had been infected with the “Covid-19” virus before entering the second leg of the final price of the continental competition, but the royal club would not travel to Lisbon, because it lost again Friday to Manchester City, 1-2, which is the same result That he lost the first leg at home before stopping.

The other Spanish team, Seville, also announced that one of its players had been infected with the virus without revealing his name, which raised concern that it could affect the completion of the European League competition, which is also held in a mini-tournament, starting from the quarter-finals in Germany.

The mini-tournament will start from Monday and reach the final scheduled for August 21, and Sevilla meet Thursday in the quarter-final with Wolverhampton, England, in Duisburg.

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