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Atletico Madrid has announced that two people from their first team setup have tested positive for COVID-19, could this throw the Champions League into disarray?

The Champions League could be thrust into further disarray with news of Atletico Madrid’s first team having positive COVID-19 cases.

Atletico Madrid is heading to Lisbon, Portugal where they will face RB Leipzig in the quarter-finals.

However, Diego Simeone’s plans have now potentially been destroyed after UEFA sanctioned testing of the traveling party has revealed two people with the coronavirus.

According to the official website, a statement read:

“Yesterday, Saturday 8 August, all members of the first team and the club’s expedition to Lisbon underwent PCR tests at the Ciudad Deportiva de Majadahonda as required by UEFA protocol to participate in the quarter-finals of the Champions League.”

“Among the results known today, two positives have appeared, which are isolated in their respective homes, and which were immediately communicated to the Spanish and Portuguese health authorities, UEFA, the Royal Spanish Football Federation, the Portuguese Federation and the Higher Sports Council.”

“ Likewise, the corresponding action protocol foreseen for these cases has been activated, which requires new PCR tests to be carried out on the first team and members of the expedition to Lisbon and the closest contacts of the positive cases, and that motivates changes in training schedules, in the structure and development of travel and accommodation in the Portuguese capital.”