Atletico Madrid coach test positive for coronavirus


Diego Simeone, Atletico Madrid boss has tested positive for Covid-19.

Simeone, 50, is not showing any symptoms.

The club confirmed his health status on Saturday, noting that he gone into self-isolation.

“The analysis of these new samples in the laboratory has determined that our trainer, Diego Pablo Simeone, has given a positive result for Covid-19,” read the club statement.

“Fortunately, our coach does not present any symptoms and is at his home isolated and fulfilling the corresponding quarantine after being with the team since last Monday.”

Simeone was absent from training on Saturday. Atletico’s first La Liga match against Granada is not scheduled to be played until September 27 as the club have been given extra time off before starting the season.


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