The first team players and coaching staff of Atletico Madrid underwent new PCR tests on Sunday, August 9 and all results have come back negative. After two first team members tested positive on Saturday and following the health protocol, further exams were carried out on their relatives, all of which were negative.
The club’s medical services have been given permission to reveal their identities, thus putting an end to the speculation.
The first team will return to training on Monday, August 10 evening without Ángel Correa, who is asymptomatic and self-isolating at home, and Sime Vrsaljko, who was recovering from an injury and not training with the group. The Croat is also asymptomatic and will remain at home by decision of the medical services, although his case is considered to be resolved by the health authorities, having generated antibodies (IgG) several months ago. The doctors will monitor both players as per the health protocol.
As a result, 21 first team players and Academy footballers Álex Dos Santos, Manu Sánchez, Riquelme and Toni Moya will travel on Tuesday, August 11 to the Portuguese capital Lisbon to focus on the UEFA Champions League quarterfinal against RB Leipzig on Thursday.