Atletico Madrid midfielder test positive for Covid-19, out of Barcelona clash

Atletico Madrid have confirmed their midfielder Lucas Torreira has tested positive for Covid-19 and is now entering a period of self-isolation.

The positive test came after the Uruguayan returned to Atleti’s training facilities from international duty and immediately underwent a PCR test, which showed the infection.

The club added that the central midfielder – who is currently on a season-long loan deal from Arsenal – is suffering no symptoms of the virus and is otherwise in good health, but is now in a period of quarantine to recover.

It follows the news that Torreira’s club and international teammate Luis Suarez has also tested positive for Covid-19.

Both players will subsequently be unavailable for the upcoming clash against Barcelona in La Liga on Saturday, and is a result of each player being involved in the Uruguayan training camp – where an outbreak of cases was confirmed this week.

Torreira, 24, has made seven appearances for Atleti to date but has started just two games.

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