A Real Madrid player has tested positive for Coronavirus, which could put their Champions League clash with Manchester City in doubt.
Zinedine Zidane’s side are set to take on City in the second leg of their Champions League last sixteen clash on August 7th.
However, that may now be in doubt as one of their players has tested positive for COVID-19.
Onda Cero journalist Fernando Burgos, relayed by Sport, revealed the news today, reporting that the player has now been isolated from his teammates, who began training for the Manchester City clash today.
Marca have since followed this up, revealing that it is striker Mariano Díaz who has tested positive.
🚨🚨🚨 ÚLTIMA HORA | Mariano da positivo por coronavirus https://t.co/MPrr4HpTd5
— MARCA (@marca) July 28, 2020
The player will now miss that trip to the Etihad as he has to undergo a mandatory 14-day quarantine.
However, his positive test is likely to bring Madrid’s upcoming trip to England under question, particularly if more players test positive in the next round of testing.
It will also put immense pressure on the UK Government, with questions likely to be raised if they allow the Madrid squad to enter the country for the game.
Not only would they be arriving from a country currently on the banned list in terms of travel, they would also be allowing a large group to travel despite this recent positive test.
The likelihood is that the game with Manchester City would be delayed until a later date, although that may be difficult given the already packed schedule in place.