Atlético misses infected Vrsaljko and Correa against Leipzig, match continues | NOW


The Champions League match between RB Leipzig and Atlético Madrid in Lisbon will continue on Thursday despite two corona infections, UEFA has announced. The virus was diagnosed on Sunday at Atlético players Sime Vrsaljko and Ángel Correa.

“The game will go ahead as planned,” a UEFA spokesman told the news agency on Monday AFP know, despite the problems that the two positive tests pose for Atlético.

Following speculation in the Spanish media, Atlético announced on Monday that defender Vrsaljko and attacker Correa are the ones who have the corona virus. The Croat and the Spaniard are in self-isolation and will miss the match against Leipzig anyway.

Due to the infections, Atlético had to postpone the trip to Portugal from Monday. Moreover, the last training in the run-up to the flight to Portugal was canceled.

With Atalanta-Paris Saint-Germain, the first quarter final of the Champions League is scheduled for Wednesday, followed by Leipzig-Atlético (Thursday), FC Barcelona-Bayern Munich (Friday) and Manchester City-Olympique Lyon (Saturday).

All quarter-finals start at 9 p.m., are played in Lisbon and are about one match. The same goes for the semi-finals. The final battle is on August 23.


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