Real Madrid players in quarantine as Champions League with Manchester City in doubt after one of their basketball players tested positive for coronavirus.
It comes after a Los Blancos basketball player, who shares training facilities with the La Liga club, tested positive for the virus.
Real Madrid set to face the Cityzen at the Etihad Stadium on March 17 with Pep Guardiola’s men holding a slender lead following a 2-1 win at the Santiago Bernabeu.
That game is now in serious doubt with all of Real Madrid’s team in quarantine after a basketball player tested positive for the virus.
Their statement read: “Real Madrid CF reports that a player from our first basketball team has tested positive after testing for the COVID-19 coronavirus.
“Since then, the recommendation has been made to quarantine both the basketball first team and the football first team, given that the two squads share facilities in Ciudad Real Madrid.
“Likewise, it has been decided to close the facilities of our sports city and it is also recommended that all Real Madrid personnel who provide their services in Real Madrid City remain in quarantine.
“The matches that were scheduled for today and tomorrow, corresponding to the Euroleague basketball and LaLiga soccer, will not be played.”
Real Madrid confirmed tomorrow’s game against Eibar in La Liga will not go ahead.