Real Madrid striker tests positive for coronavirus

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Mariano Diaz has tested positive for coronavirus and will most likely not be part of Real Madrid’s Champions League squad to face Manchester City on August 8.

Real Madrid said tests were done on Monday and though Diaz was in good health, he would be self-isolating at home.

And Real Madrid are in the process of finalising their plans for the second-leg game clash with Man City.

Zinedine Zidane’s side currently trail 2-1 on aggregate before the coronavirus pandemic and have it all to do at the Etihad Stadium.

The 26-year-old is reported to have had no contact with other players and staff, with him being the only positive test recorded at the club after an initial round of screening.

Real announced via a statement: “After the Covid-19 tests carried out individually on our first team yesterday by the Real Madrid medical services, our player Mariano has given a positive result.

“The player is in perfect health and complying with the sanitary isolation protocol at home.”

Mariano also issued an update in a video to his Instagram followers, saying: “Hello everyone. I appreciate your messages of support.

“I am perfectly well, thank God my family and my environment are also great.

“Now I am recovering at home and I hope to return to normal soon and be able to be with my teammates and team. Greetings to all.”


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