Highlights

  • Apart from Simeone, 4 more players have tested positive
  • At Barcelona, 3 more players have returned with positive tests
  • All contracted persons at Barca and Atletico are asymptomatic and isolated

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Covid-19 has hit the European Football hard with many coaches and players testing positive across leagues, several games have been shifted.  

Atletico Madrid's coach Diego Simeone has tested positive for Covid-19, the club announced on Thursday. Apart from him, captain Koke, Hector Herrera, Antoine Griezmann and Joao Felix have also tested positive.

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All of them are asymptomatic and isolated at their respective homes in strict compliance with the health authorities' guidelines, the La Liga club informed.

Meanwhile, Barcelona who was already struggling with Covid-19 has reported three more positive cases. The club said that Sergino Dest, Coutinho and Ez Abde have tested positive, they are in good health and isolated at home.

Covid-19 has hit the European Football hard with many coaches and players testing positive across leagues, several games have been shifted.

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