LaLiga: Atletico Madrid forward Joao Felix tests positive for COVID-19

'Joao Felix has tested positive for COVID-19. The striker is isolating at home, in compliance with the health authorities' guidelines and La Liga protocols,' Atletico said in a statement.

Agence France-Presse February 03, 2021 17:02:11 IST
LaLiga: Atletico Madrid forward Joao Felix tests positive for COVID-19

File image of Joao Felix. Reuters

Madrid: La Liga leaders Atletico Madrid suffered a blow on Wednesday when the club announced that forward Joao Felix had become the third player in two weeks to test positive for COVID-19 .

"Joao Felix has tested positive for COVID-19 . The striker is isolating at home, in compliance with the health authorities' guidelines and La Liga protocols," Atletico said in a statement.

The 21-year-old Portuguese player joins teammates Yannick Carrasco and Mario Hermoso, who tested positive for coronavirus last week, on the sidelines.

Neither Carrasco nor Hermoso were allowed to play in the 4-2 Liga victory against Cadiz on Sunday that gave Atletico a 10-point lead over second-placed Barcelona.

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