Atletico’s Torreira Tests Positive For COVID-19

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Atletico Madrid midfielder Lucas Torreira has tested positive for COVID-19 ahead of Saturday’s La Liga clash against Barcelona, the Spanish club said on Wednesday.

The Uruguayan player has contracted COVID-19 with the Uruguay national team, where there is an outbreak with various confirmed cases. He was tested upon his arrival in Madrid following his return from international duty.

“Lucas Torreira has tested positive for COVID-19. The midfielder underwent a PCR test today after returning from international duty”, Atlético confirmed in a statement published on the club’s official website.

The club assured that Lucas Torreira is asymptomatic and isolating at home, in compliance with local health protocols.

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Torreira’s club and international team mate Luis Suarez, Atletico’s joint-top scorer with five league goals, also tested positive while on international duty and will miss the reunion with his former side.

The club currently sits third in the Liga with 17 points, three behind league-leaders Real Sociedad with two games in hand.

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