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Atletico Madrid resume training after rest of squad test negative for COVID-19

Last updated 1 month ago | By Reuters

Atletico Madrid's Joao Felix [REUTERS/Susana Vera]

Atletico Madrid will return to training later on Monday for their final session ahead of their trip to the Champions League ‘Final Eight’ tournament in Lisbon after the rest of their squad tested negative for COVID-19, the club said in a statement.

The club’s morning session was postponed and their plans to travel to the Portuguese capital later on Monday were put on hold after two players tested positive for the virus on Sunday.

But the club said Diego Simeone’s side would fly out to Lisbon on Tuesday without forward Angel Correa and injured defender Sime Vrsjalko, who were isolating at home after testing positive for the virus but were both asymptomatic.

Atletico Madrid's Saul celebrates after scoring his side's first goal during a first leg, round of 16, Champions League soccer match between Atletico Madrid and Liverpool at the Wanda Metropolitano stadium in Madrid, Spain, Tuesday Feb. 18, 2020. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)

Atletico face German side RB Leipzig on Thursday in the quarter-finals, hoping to set up a last-four meeting with Paris St Germain or Atalanta.

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