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IS THE CHAMPIONS LEAGUE IN DANGER?

Atlético reports 2 positives for coronavirus just before the Champions

Published:9/08/2020 - 22:12h

Updated:10/08/2020 - 00:50h

Atlético de Madrid announced this Sunday that two members of the expedition that had to travel to Lisbon to play the Champions League have tested positive for coronavirus.

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The Athletic of Madrid has confirmed this Sunday a news that could do peligrar the dispute of the 'final to eight' of the Champions League. The colchoneros, to a day to travel to Lisbon to play the quarter-finals against the Leipzig, have informed that two members of his expedition have given positive by coronavirus. The two affected are recluidos in his houses and the trip has delayed until the other go back to surpass new test PCR.

"Yesterday, Saturday 8 August, all the members of the first team and of the expedition of the club to Lisbon happened proofs PCR in the Sportive City of Majadahonda as it demands the protocol of the UEFA to participate in the quarter-finals of the Champions. Between the results known in the day of today have appeared two positive, that find isolated in his respective domiciles, and that they were communicated immediately to the Spanish sanitary authorities and Portuguese, to UEFA, to the Real Spanish Federation of Football, to the Portuguese Federation and to the Upper Council of Sports", wrote the colchoneros in his communiqué.

Besides, the rojiblancos left clear that do not have take neither a second in activating the protocol of the UEFA until knowing if there is more infected in the team or the technical body. "Likewise, it has activated the corresponding protocol of performance foreseen for these cases that demands the realisation of new proofs PCR to the first team and members of the expedition to Lisbon and to the narrowest contacts of the positive cases", commented.

Asismismo, the Atleti cleared that all this "motivates changes in the schedules of trainings, in the structure and development of the trip and of the accommodation in the Portuguese capital". Now, the club will have to coordinate with the new UEFA schedules and another plan of action that adjust to this new reality. Finally, in the writing asked privacy for the affected, whose names have not gone out to the light. "Also we pray the maximum respect to the identity of the two positive cases", affirmed.

This Monday in the morning, the team of Wanda Metropolitan will make new proofs to all the footballers and technicians for descartar that there is more positive. Taking into account that all carry training a week from the last test, that went on 2 August, fits the possibility that there are more contagions. This stage could do peligrar seriously the dispute of this League of Champions, since depending on the infected could have to delay the Athletic-Leipzig.

The Champions could depend on the new tests

Right now, in addition to the German group that will confront to the colchoneros, FC Barcelona, Bayern of Munich, Atalanta, Paris Saint-Germain, Manchester City and Olympique of Lyon are very pending of these new proofs that it is necessary to do. All expect that there is not more positive or that only are some so that the tournament do not run danger, but the reality is that probably the Champions goes to depend on these tests.

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