Real Madrid striker Mariano Diaz has tested positive for coronavirus, making him miss his place in the champion league match against manchester city on august 7.
Real Madrid said the complete team underwent the test on Monday. And though the Dominican international Diaz was tested positive and will be isolated at home. Zinedine Zidane men beat man city in the first leg clash of their last sixteenth round tie. Madrid is set to face the Spanish side in the second leg of the champions league next month. Quarantine protocols have been placed for the Spanish side as the coronavirus is still a major threat to public health around the world. Madrid has been given exemption from the rules as they won’t be isolated for 14 days once entering England.
However, the striker has been tested positive for the disease in Spain and has been aside from Zidane plans. He is said to have no close contact with any other player or staff. The club made an announcement in a statement After the Covid-19 test carried out on individual players on the first team yesterday. Our player Mariano Diaz has tested positive for coronavirus.
The player is in perfect health status and he is complying with the sanitary isolation protocol at home.
Mariano Diaz was expected to feature in the match against the city, as he is a fringe player for Madrid this season. He has only played in seven matches for real which he played as a substituted in 5 matches. He has not featured for real Madrid in the champions league squad.
Mariano Diaz shares message Via Instagram
On Instagram, Mariano shared updates about his condition in a video to his followers saying. Hello, everyone, I appreciate your messages of support.
I am perfectly doing well, thank God my family and my environment are also well. Now I am perfectly recovering at home. And I hope to return usual very soon and be able to be with my team.
Uefa has also stated that all games currently lined up in Europe’s premier league teams will be reviewed on regular basis.