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The coronavirus attacks Real Madrid: four new team players tested positive

Real Madrid confirmed what he feared so much: more positive cases for coronavirus in the first team. To those announced last Wednesday (Luka Modric and Marcelo), this Thursday, the institution released a new statement to name four players from the squad led by Carlo Ancelotti and a member of the technical command of the Italian DT.

Real Madrid CF announces that our players Marco Asensio, Gareth Bale, Andriy Lunin and Rodrygo Goes, and our first technical assistant Davide Ancelotti have tested positive for COVID-19, says the medical part of the meringues to refer to the elements of the squad and the son of the experienced strategist.

The alarms went off in the ‘White House’ last Monday when Thomas Heurtel and Pablo Laso, members of the basketball team, came out positive. Then the cases of the Croatian midfielder and the Brazilian left-back became known. Immediately, the club ordered to restrict the visits of third parties to the facilities and to be more strict with the protocol.

This Thursday, according to the newspaper AS, the players were summoned for a morning training session. However, fear of a COVID-19 outbreak changed the original plans. In this sense, all the members of the delegation underwent antigen and PCR tests so that, with the results, the negatives can train on Thursday afternoon in Spain.

On the other hand, there is an extra concern in the corridors of the capital entity, since the men’s and women’s soccer teams and the basketball team share common areas in the Sports City. In fact, there are contagions in the Madrid women’s affiliate and it has already been ruled out in the main draw that is getting ready to play the Champions League.

Real Madrid confirmed more cases of coronavirus. (Photo: Capture of realmadrid.com)

Headache for Ancelotti

On Sunday, Real Madrid will face Cádiz at the Santiago Bernabéu. For the league commitment, the Italian coach will not have the seven infected: Luka Modric, Marcelo, Marco Asensio, Gareth Bale, Andriy Lunin and Rodrygo Goes. Above, Dani Carvajal and Ceballos are still on the road to recovery.

Despite the number of casualties, the protocol of LaLiga and the Spanish Federation indicates that the commitment goes if there are 13 players between the first team and the subsidiary. Likewise, the match remains on the mark if there are a minimum of five elements of the main squad in the call and, of course, on the field.

Anyway, Ancelotti’s Madrid can breathe easy with a view to the penultimate commitment of 2021. The meringues are at the top of the table with eight points of advantage over the second, which is Seville. Nine units to Betis and 13 away in relation to Atlético de Madrid and Real Sociedad.

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