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Atletico Madrid Confirm Two Players Test Positive for Coronavirus But Squad Cleared to Travel to Lisbon

Atletico Madrid Confirm Two Players Test Positive for Coronavirus But Squad Cleared to Travel to Lisbon

Atltico Madrid said Monday that Angel Correa and Sime Vrsaljko have tested positive for the coronavirus.

Atletico Madrid said Monday that Angel Correa and Sime Vrsaljko have tested positive for the coronavirus but the rest of the squad has been cleared to make the trip to Portugal for the Champions League quarterfinals.

The team announced the two positive tests on Sunday but had not identified who was infected.

It said the entire squad was re-tested and results came back negative for everyone else on Monday.

Atletico will face Leipzig on Thursday. It will be traveling to Portugal on Tuesday.

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The last eight is scheduled to begin in Lisbon on Wednesday amid tight health safety protocols to prevent a coronavirus outbreak from derailing the competitions finale. The semifinals and Aug. 23 final will also be played in Lisbon.

Other clubs involved in the quarterfinals have not reported any positive tests among its players recently.