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Atlético de Madrid Femenino confirmed this Tuesday that unable to resume training to prepare for the quarterfinal match of the Champions League against FC Barcelona on August 21 due to the appearance of four more positive cases of coronavirus.
“Atlético de Madrid Femenino has been forced to maintain the suspension of their training sessions and the confinement of all their players, coaching staff and assistants after the appearance of four more positive cases in the PCR tests carried out after the positive confirmed last Friday that caused the suspension of their sporting activity, “the club said in a statement.
Likewise, the Madrid team indicated that “it has decided, as a preventive measure, the temporary cessation of all activity and the closure of “the Wanda Alcalá de Henares Sports Center, its training place and” which has also been disinfected.
“The five cases are asymptomatic and isolated in their respective homes and in continuous communication with the club’s medical services, which carry out individual control of each of them following the guidelines of the COVID protocol and the monitoring of the University of Navarra Clinic. The five cases will undergo new tests in the coming days, as established by the health protocol in these cases. From the club we ask for maximum respect for the identity of these cases, “he said.
Last Friday, Atlético de Madrid was forced to suspend the friendly scheduled for Saturday 8 against Athletic Club in Lezama, due to the appearance of a first positive case. The team must play within ten days against FC Barcelona for a place in the semi-finals of the Champions League.