He Atlético de Madrid breathes relieved, as does UEFA, after the mattress club announced that the test PCR to which his entire staff submitted between Sunday afternoon and Monday morning have thrown negative results after the announcement of two positives within the rojiblanca squad.
In this way, Atlético, which has confirmed that the two players infected by Covid-19 are the Argentine Angel Correa and the croatian Sime Vrsaljko, he already has a free hand to resume his activity this afternoon after suspending the scheduled training, before carrying out the trip to Lisbon, where on Thursday he has to face German RB Leipzig in the quarterfinals of the Champions League .
“The first team and members of the coaching staff underwent new PCR tests yesterday, the result of which has been negative in all of them,” Atlético reported in a statement. “Following the health protocol, said tests were also carried out on family members living with the two positive cases, all of which were also negative,” added the club.
Both cases, asymptomatic and isolated In their respective homes, they were communicated “immediately to the Spanish and Portuguese health authorities, UEFA, the Royal Spanish Football Federation, the Portuguese Federation and the Higher Sports Council,” as explained by the rojiblanco club on Sunday. Following the guidelines of the Ministry of Health, the two footballers stay in Madrid and will not be part of Atlético’s expedition in Lisbon, made up of 21 first-team players plus homegrown players Álex Dos Santos, Manu Sánchez, Rodrigo Riquelme and Toni Moya .