Karim Benzema in a training with France


Problems for Madrid: Benzema, positive for COVID-19

Published:23/07/2021 - 12:21h

Updated:23/07/2021 - 12:21h

Real Madrid confirmed this Friday morning Karim Benzema's positive for coronavirus. The Frenchman will not be able to join the preseason and will have to be at home until he overcomes the disease

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"The Real Madrid C. F. It communicates that our player Karim Benzema has given positive result in COVID-19". With this escueto communiqué announced the Real Madrid that Benzema has given positive by coronavirus. The French, therefore, will not be able to incorporate to the pre-season of the merengues and will have to remain shut in his house until it happen the illness completely.

In principle, the '9' madridista had to return this Friday to the preparation of the ones of Carlo Ancelotti. Beside other international that played the Eurocopa, the ex of the Olympique of Lyon had to put to the orders of his new trainer, but finally will not be able to it do. This is a work for the technician, that will not be able to have the one who has been the big star of the Madrid since it went Cristiano Ronaldo.

During at least the next ten days, the French will have to isolate in his domicile until of negative in two PCR consecutive. In the club have not informed if the forward has or no symptoms, by what it will be necessary to expect to know how finds . In case that have any, can that his recovery was something slower and that this affect to his particular pre-season.

It fits to say that it is the tenth player of the Madrid that has had COVID since it began the pandemia. Up to now, the nine cases had been Éder Militao, Eden Hazard, Casemiro, Luka Jovic, Mariano, Nacho Fernández, Sergio Bouquets, Fede Valverde and Toni Kroos. Of them, the camero no longer is, and besides is necessary to stand out that Zinedine Zidane, that also was , also happened it, the same that the president, Florentino Pérez.

They incorporated three players to the pre-season

On the other hand, it is necessary to stand out that those that himself have incorporated to the work of the whites have been Toni Kroos, Raphael Varane and Gareth Bleat. It will be necessary to see how long is the French in Valdebebas, since it is to a step to leave to the Manchester United. Besides, the Welsh does not explain for the club, that wants to give him exit, although it seems that he does not have intention to leave and that could remain .

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