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Manchester City vs Real Madrid Champions League Game Won't be Impacted by Mariano Diaz Covid Case, Says UEFA

Zinedine Zidane (L), Mariano Diaz (C) and Pep Guardiola. (Photo Credit: Reuters)

Zinedine Zidane (L), Mariano Diaz (C) and Pep Guardiola. (Photo Credit: Reuters)

UEFA said they are in contact with Real Madrid about Mariano Diaz's positive coronavirus test and are monitoring the situation.

  • Reuters
  • Last Updated: July 29, 2020, 3:17 PM IST
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European soccer's governing body says it is confident Real Madrid's Champions League clash with Manchester City will go ahead as planned next week despite one of the Spanish side's players testing positive for Covid-19.

Real confirmed on Tuesday that forward Mariano Diaz had tested positive, casting doubt on his participation in the Aug. 8 tie at the Etihad Stadium.

"UEFA is in contact with the club and monitoring both the situation and decisions of the relevant Spanish authorities," UEFA said in a statement to British media.

"We are confident that this case will not affect the regular staging of the match in question."

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Real trail Manchester City 2-1 from the first leg of their last-16 tie before the competition was suspended in March.

Spain has seen a surge in Covid-19 positives with thousands of new cases reported on a daily basis in the past week, taking its tally up to over 298,000 cases.

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