Real Madrid Striker Tests Positive For COVID-19

Spanish La Liga champions, Real Madrid, on Tuesday announced that striker Mariano Diaz have tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19). Madrid stated that the 26-year-old Spanish-born player have had no contact with other players and staff, with his being the only positive test recorded after an initial round of screening. The club said: “After the Covid-19 […]

Real Madrid Striker Tests Positive For COVID-19

Spanish La Liga champions, Real Madrid, on Tuesday announced that striker Mariano Diaz have tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19).

Madrid stated that the 26-year-old Spanish-born player have had no contact with other players and staff, with his being the only positive test recorded after an initial round of screening.

The club said: “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.”

Los Blancos play at Manchester City in the second leg of their last-16 Champions League tie on Friday, 7 August.

City hold a 2-1 lead after the Bernabeu first leg, which was played in February before the coronavirus pandemic caused the competition to be halted.

Mariano has made seven appearances for Real in all competitions in 2020 and scored in a 2-0 win over Barcelona at the beginning of March, a result that helped Real become Spanish champions.