Real Madrid star tests positive for Covid-19 just before Man City clash

Real Madrid’s preparations for their Champions League tie against Manchester City have been hampered by their players testing positive for coronavirus.

Forward Mariano Diaz tested positive following a routine check before training in preparation for their away game in Manchester.

The Champions League last-16 second-leg is not thought to be in jeopardy despite the Los Blancos ace’s positive result.

Diaz, who was born in Spain but plays for the Dominican Republic through his mother, has not trained with his Los Blancos team-mates, and will remain at home.

The 26 year old was tested after returning from a holiday abroad at the Los Blancos training facility.

The club revealed: “After the Covid-19 tests carried out individually on our first football team yesterday by the Real Madrid Medical Services, our player Mariano has given a positive result.

“The player is in perfect health and complying with the sanitary isolation protocol at home.”

Mariano must now self isolate for 14 days, despite the club suggesting he was showing no symptoms, meaning he will miss the City clash.

And he assured fans on social media that he is doing well, saying: “Thanks for all your messages of support. I feel perfectly fine, thanks to God.

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