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Atletico Madrid's Moussa Dembele tests positive for coronavirus

On-loan French striker Spanish side's fourth player to contract the virus

Atletico Madrid's Moussa Dembele has tested positive for coronavirus. EPA
Atletico Madrid's Moussa Dembele has tested positive for coronavirus. EPA

Atletico Madrid's new signing Moussa Dembele has tested positive for Covid-19, the club announced on Thursday.

The squad underwent testing on Wednesday, from which "Moussa Dembele had a positive result for Covid-19 in the PCR test," Atletico said in a statement.

"The striker remains isolated at his home, strictly complying with the recommendations of the health authorities and La Liga protocol," the club added.

Dembele, 24, joined Atletico on loan in January from Lyon until the end of the season but the French striker is yet to make an appearance for the La Liga leaders.

Dembele joins fellow forward Joao Felix, defender Mario Hermoso and winger Yannick Carrasco who have all tested positive for the virus. The four players will now miss Monday's home game with Celta Vigo.

Atletico have 50 points from 19 games and hold a 10-point advantage at the top of the standings over closest title rivals Barcelona and Real Madrid with a match in hand.

Published: February 4, 2021 03:05 PM

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