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Real Madrid player ‘tests positive for coronavirus’ ahead of Man City tie

BREAKING NEWS: Real Madrid’s Man City Champions League preparations are thrown into chaos as a player tests positive for coronavirus

A Real Madrid player has reportedly tested positive for coronavirus and could now miss their Champions League tie with Manchester City.

Spanish radio network Onda Cero are reporting the member of Zinedine Zidane’s squad has returned a positive Covid-19 test and is now in quarantine at home.

Reports in Spain suggest the player is 26-year-old striker Mariano Diaz but the club are yet to confirm the player’s identity. 

A Real Madrid player has tested positive for coronavirus, according to reports in Spain

The Spanish giants are due to play the second leg of their last-16 Champions League tie at the Etihad Stadium on August 7.

The player will now have to undertake a two-week quarantine period, ruling them out of the game against the Premier League side. 

It comes just over a week after Real wrapped up their LaLiga campaign, which followed a strict set of protocols to ensure the season could be concluded in wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

Real won the LaLiga title but face an uphill task to eliminate City for the Champions League. Pep Guardiola’s side hold a 2-1 aggregate lead from the first leg at the Bernabeu in March. 

More to follow.