Atletico Madrid Star Dembele Tests Positive For Coronavirus


Atletico Madrid have received their second coronavirus blow in as many days after striker Moussa Dembele tested positive, following team-mate Joao Felix.

The Liga leaders revealed the French forward, signed from Lyon in the January transfer window, has been forced to self-isolate following a round of routine testing of all club players and staff.

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It means that Dembele, along with Felix, is now a doubt for Atletico’s Champions League round of 16 first leg clash against Chelsea later this month.

A statement from Atletico read: “Our staff underwent PCR tests yesterday as recommended by La Liga, in addition to the first weekly antigen tests that appear in their protocol, and Moussa Dembele has had a positive result for Covid-19 in the PCR test.

“The forward remains isolated at home in strict compliance with the recommendations of the health authorities and La Liga protocol.”

Atletico now have four players in self-isolation – Yannick Carrasco and Mario Hermoso were confirmed to have Covid-19 four days prior to Felix, who tested positive on Wednesday.

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