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Angel Correa and Sime Vrsaljko confirmed as the two Atletico Madrid players to contract COVID-19

Angel Correa and Sime Vrsaljko have been confirmed as the two Atletico Madrid players to have tested positive for Coronavirus.

The pair have been isolated from the team and won’t take part in Tuesday’s UEFA Champions League match against Red Bull Liepzig.

Atletico Madrid on Sunday announced that two of their players have contracted the virus but had their names withheld.

The names of the players was however made known a day after consultations with the team medics.

“First team players and coaching staff underwent new PCR tests on Sunday and all results have come back negative,” said a statement on the club website.

“After two first team members tested positive on Saturday and following the health protocol, further exams were carried out on their relatives, all of which were negative.

“The club’s medical services have been given permission to reveal their identities, thus putting an end to the speculation.

“The first team will return to training on Monday evening without Angel Correa, who is asymptomatic and self-isolating at home, and Sime Vrsaljko, who was recovering from an injury and not training with the group.

“The Croat is also asymptomatic and will remain at home by decision of the medical services, although his case is considered to be resolved by the health authorities, having generated antibodies (IgG) several months ago. The doctors will monitor both players as per the health protocol.”

Diego Simeone will be heading into the UEFA Champions League quarterfinal clash without two of his key players.


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