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Real Madrid forward Mariano Diaz has tested positive for COVID-19, casting doubts on his participation in their Champions League tie at Manchester City on August 8.

 

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Real said tests were conducted on the squad on Monday and that though Diaz was in “perfect health”, he would be self-isolating at home.

Real, who trail City 2-1 from the first leg of their last-16 tie before the competition was suspended in March because of the pandemic, are set to play the Premier League side in the second leg on August 8 at the Etihad.

The Spanish club announced in a statement, “After the COVID-19 tests carried out individually on our first-team yesterday by the Real Madrid Medical Services, our player Mariano has given a positive result.

 

“The player is in perfect health and complying with the sanitary isolation protocol at home.”