Atletico Madrid have confirmed on Monday that Ángel Correa and Sime Vrsaljko have tested positive for the coronavirus but the rest of the squad has been cleared to make the trip to Portugal for the Champions League clash against RB Leipzig.
Earlier on Sunday the Spanish club announced that two players that were unnamed then tested positive for the Corona virus.
Atletico on Monday confirmed the rest of the squad has been cleared to travel for the quarter-final tie against RB Leipzig which is due to take place in Lisbon on Thursday.
“First team players and coaching staff underwent new PCR tests on Sunday and all results have come back negative,” said a statement on the club website.
“After two first team members tested positive on Saturday and following the health protocol, further exams were carried out on their relatives, all of which were negative.
“The club’s medical services have been given permission to reveal their identities, thus putting an end to the speculation.
“The first team will return to training on Monday evening without Angel Correa, who is asymptomatic and self-isolating at home, and Sime Vrsaljko, who was recovering from an injury and not training with the group.
“The Croat is also asymptomatic and will remain at home by decision of the medical services, although his case is considered to be resolved by the health authorities, having generated antibodies (IgG) several months ago. The doctors will monitor both players as per the health protocol.”
The last eight is scheduled to begin in Portugal on Wednesday amid tight health safety protocols to prevent a coronavirus outbreak from derailing the competition’s finale.