The two positives for coronavirus in the staff of the Atlético de Madrid,
Detected in the PCR tests that were carried out on Saturday, they have disrupted the plans of the rojiblanco team in their preparation for Thursday’s game against Leipzig in Lisbon.
The club is awaiting the results of the new tests that the footballers underwent on Sunday afternoon, and which should be known this Monday.
At Atlético they are on edge. And it has already had to modify its flight plan to the Portuguese capital. The mattress expedition, made up of 93 people, was scheduled to travel this Monday at 8:00 p.m. and remain concentrated in the Epic Sana Lisboa, a five-star hotel located relatively close to the mouth of the Tagus and that of the Torre de Belem.
In addition, the mattress team was going to exercise on Tuesday and Wednesday in the sports city of the Benfica, in Seixal, half an hour by car from the concentration hotel.
But not only that anymore. Because this Monday, Atlético had training first thing in the morning in Majadahonda. And obviously, it has also been suspended. No player approached the facilities. They are all at home awaiting orders. Some member of the coaching staff did let himself be closed by the Cerro del Espino. We will see without the result of the tests is positive and the team can exercise in the afternoon.
Instead, RB Leipzig has been in Estoril since Sunday preparing for the match. The Germans arrived in Portugal on Saturday and this Monday they will carry out the second work session in Portuguese lands.
The idea, if all goes well, is for the expedition to move to Lisbon on Tuesday. In any case, Atlético is awaiting the results to communicate to UEFA the new travel plan it has to play in the final phase of the Champions League.