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Sports News of Tuesday, 28 July 2020


Real Madrid player Mariano tests positive for Covid-19

Real Madrid have confirmed that striker, Mariano Diaz, has tested positive for Covid-19.

As a result, the 26-year-old Dominican international would be self-isolating at home and could be unavailable as Real Madrid head to Manchester City on August 8 for their Champions League tie.

“After the Covid-19 tests carried out individually on our first football team yesterday by the Real Madrid Medical Services, our player Mariano has given a positive result,” read the statement.

“The player is in perfect health and complying with the sanitary isolation protocol at home.”

According to Euro Sports, Mariano tested positive during routine testing after returning from a post-Liga break, and that the player had no contact with other Real Madrid players.

Mariano has featured fleetingly for Real this season, making five substitute appearances in La Liga, although he did score in the 2-0 Clasico win over Barcelona in March.

Manchester City hold a 2-1 lead over Los Blancos ahead of the return leg at the Etihad Stadium.

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