Two members of Atletico Madrid’s group set to journey to Portugal for the Champions League quarterfinals examined constructive for the coronavirus on Sunday — the primary pandemic-related setback amongst golf equipment collaborating within the closing stage of Europe’s prime membership competitors.
The final eight is scheduled to start in Lisbon on Wednesday amid tight well being security protocols to stop a coronavirus outbreak from derailing the competitors’s finale. The semifinals and Aug. 23 closing will even be performed in Lisbon.
Different golf equipment concerned within the quarterfinals haven’t reported any constructive assessments amongst its gamers lately.
The Spanish membership didn’t title those that examined constructive and didn’t say if a participant was concerned. It mentioned each individuals who had been contaminated had been remoted at their properties.
Atletico, which was anticipated to journey to Lisbon on Monday, mentioned it instantly knowledgeable well being authorities in Spain and Portugal in regards to the constructive outcomes, in addition to UEFA and different soccer our bodies in each international locations.
It mentioned in a press release that the whole group that was set to journey shall be examined once more, and that the group’s schedule is being altered to permit the brand new assessments.
Atletico is about to face Leipzig on Thursday within the final eight.
The quarterfinals begin on Wednesday with Atalanta dealing with Paris Saint-Germain. The opposite one-game collection will contain Barcelona vs. Bayern Munich on Friday and Manchester Metropolis vs. Lyon on Saturday.
The matches will happen at two stadiums in Lisbon.
Earlier this week Atletico needed to cancel a pleasant of its ladies’s group after a constructive take a look at inside the group.
Atletico mentioned that, after the Spanish league season had ended, the membership requested for all Spanish groups nonetheless concerned in European competitions to maintain voluntarily following the league’s well being security protocols. It mentioned UEFA solely required one unfavorable take a look at from every member of the group inside 72 hours of the journey to Lisbon, however the group had been testing its members weekly and was nonetheless working with the well being security inspector assigned by the Spanish league.
Atletico mentioned a complete of 93 individuals had been examined the day earlier than the squad returned to coaching on July 26, and the primary group and people in shut contact with it had been examined once more final Sunday, with all outcomes coming again unfavorable.
Atletico is searching for its first title in Europe’s most profitable membership competitors. It misplaced the 2014 and 2016 Champions League finals to metropolis rival Actual Madrid. It was additionally runner-up in 1974, shedding to Bayern Munich. Diego Simeone´s group was eradicated by Juventus within the spherical of 16 final season.