STATS Perform/dpa/GNA – Midfielder Joao Felix has tested positive for the coronavirus, adding to Diego Simeone’s problems ahead of Atletico Madrid’s meeting with Celta Vigo.
Portugal international Joao Felix is self-isolating at home, as team-mates Mario Hermoso and Yannick Carrasco have been doing since Friday.
A brief Atletico statement on Wednesday read: “Joao Felix has tested positive for COVID-19. The striker is isolating at home, in compliance with the health authorities’ guidelines and LaLiga protocols.”
Simeone’s men have a 10-point advantage at the top of La Liga and welcome Celta to the Wanda Metropolitano on Monday. They then travel to Granada the following Saturday.
Hermoso and Carrasco are unlikely to return for the meeting with Celta, while Kieran Trippier remains absent due to suspension.
Joao Felix marked his return to the starting line-up against Valencia on January 24 by scoring his first goal in almost two months and setting up another, leading Atletico from a goal down to a 3-1 victory.