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Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone tests positive for COVID-19

Monday, September 14, 2020 • Tamil Comments

Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, according to a statement issued by the Spanish club.

Ahead of the upcoming La Liga season, Simeone joined the team and has been training with them since last Monday. The coach is asymptomatic and is currently under quarantine. "The first team, coaching staff and auxiliary personnel underwent tests on Friday as soon as they returned from training in Los Angeles de San Rafael after a positive test was returned by a member of the travelling party in the previous tests carried out on Thursday. The analysis of these new samples in the laboratory has determined that our coach, Diego Pablo Simeone, has given a positive result for Covid-19. Fortunately, he does not present any symptoms and is isolating at his home and fulfilling the quarantine after taking training with the team since last Monday," the statement from the club read.

Atletico Madrid will play its first game of the campaign at home to Granada on September 27 following a friendly match on Tuesday with Cadiz.

 

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