Real Madrid forward Mariano Diaz has tested positive to COVID-19. This was discovered after the Real Madrid conducted COVID-19 test on the squad on Monday.
However, the club confirmed that Diaz was in “perfect health” and would be self-isolating at home.
The Spanish club in a statement on Tuesday noted that “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.”
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.