The lid has been lifted on the two Atletico Madrid players that contacted coronavirus after the entire squad was tested ahead of the trip to Portugal, Lisbon.

It was confirmed on Monday by the club that Angel Correa and Sime Vrsaljko contracted the virus after the test was carried out.

The two players were immediately quarantined and excluded from the players that will travel to Lisbon for the quarter-finals.

Angel Correa and Sime Vrsaljko

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Aside from the two players no other player or staff contracted the deadly virus after the test on Sunday.

he club’s medical services have received the authorisation in both cases to reveal the identities and to end the speculation,” the statement said, before thanking the media for not revealing the identities until now.

“Correa is in isolation at home without presenting any symptoms.

“Vrsaljko, who was recovering from an injury away from the group, is also asymptomatic and is also staying at his home.

“However, Vrsaljko’s case is considered to be a solved one by the health authorities since he generated antibodies months ago.

“Doctors will monitor both players, as the health protocol outlines.”
Atletico Madrid will play against RB Leipzig for the semi-final berth on Thursday.

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