Real Madrid forward Mariano Diaz has examined positive for COVID-19, the Spanish champions stated Tuesday, casting doubt on his participation of their Champions League tie at Manchester City subsequent week.
Real stated in an announcement that tests have been performed on the squad Monday and that although Diaz was in “good well being,” he can be self-isolating at residence.
Real, who path Manchester City 2-1 from the primary leg of their last-16 tie earlier than the pandemic suspended the competitors in March, is ready to play the Premier League facet within the second leg on Aug. eight on the Etihad.
The Champions League knockout phases from the quarterfinals onwards shall be performed as single legs in Lisbon.
Spain has seen a surge in COVID-19 positives with hundreds of latest instances reported every day up to now week, taking its tally as much as over 296,000 instances.
Britain has imposed a 14-day quarantine for vacationers from Spain however British media reported that elite sports activities groups touring into the nation shall be exempt.
Over the weekend, Spanish facet Fuenlabrada confirmed that they had 28 positive instances on the membership, together with a couple of instances in Madrid the place the workforce relies, costing the second division membership a shot at promotion to La Liga.