Real Madrid Striker Mariano Diaz Tests Positive For COVID-19


Real Madrid striker Mariano Diaz

Real Madrid striker Mariano Diaz has tested positive for COVID-19 and is now self-isolating at home.

The club revealed this, stating that tests were conducted on the squad on Monday.

Real Madrid in its statement posted on its official website reads;

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.

Following his positive test at Madrid’s training ground, Mariano due to self isolation will miss the second leg of Champions League last-16 encounter with City in 10 days time.

Madrid, who trail City 2-1 from the first leg of their last-16 tie before the competition was suspended in March because of the pandemic, are set to play the Premier League side on August 8 at the Etihad.

The 26-year-old is said to have had no contact with other players and staff, with his being the only positive test recorded after an initial round of screening.

Mariano issued an update on his condition said;

Hello everyone. I appreciate your messages of support. I am perfectly well, thank God my family and my environment are also great. Now I am recovering at home and I hope to return to normal soon and be able to be with my teammates and team. Greetings to all.

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