Real Madrid Striker Mariano Diaz Tests Positive For COVID-19

Mariano Diaz plays as a striker for Real Madrid (image via GiveMeSport)

Real Madrid have confirmed that Mariano Diaz has tested positive for COVID-19 and is now self-isolating at home.

The 26-year-old is said to have had no contact with other players and staff, with him being the only positive test recorded after an initial round of screening.

“After the COVID-19 tests were carried out individually on our first team yesterday by the Real Madrid medical services, our player Mariano has given a positive result,” Real Madrid announced via a statement.

“The player is in perfect health and complying with the sanitary isolation protocol at home,” the statement added.

Mariano is set play no part against Manchester City in the second leg of a Champions League last-16 game.

Zinedine Zidane’s side trail that contest 2-1 on aggregate and have it all to do at the Etihad Stadium on August 7.

Mariano has made just seven appearances for Madrid this season, registering one goal, and saw just three outings off the bench once La Liga action resumed in mid-June and the Blancos wrapped up an impressive title triumph.

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