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Two Atletico Madrid players test positive for COVID-19 ahead of Champions League quarterfinal against RB Leipzig on Thursday night

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Two Atletico Madrid players test positive for COVID-19 ahead of Champions League quarterfinal against RB Leipzig on Thursday night

Spanish side, Atletico Madrid have confirmed that two senior players have tested positive for Coronavirus ahead of the club’s Champions League quarterfinal clash against RB Leipzig on Thursday night.

“On Saturday 8 August, all members of the first team and the club’s traveling party [set to head] to Lisbon underwent PCR tests at the Ciudad Deportiva de Majadahonda as required by UEFA protocol, [in order] to participate in the quarterfinals of the Champions League,” the club confirmed in a statement .

“Among the results known today, two positives have appeared. Both individuals are isolated in their respective homes, and their results were immediately communicated to the Spanish and Portuguese health authorities, UEFA, the Royal Spanish Football Federation, the Portuguese Federation and the Higher Sports Council.

“The corresponding action protocol foreseen for these cases has been activated, which requires new PCR tests to be carried out on the first team and members of the expedition to Lisbon and the closest contacts of the positive cases.

“These tests will result in changes to training schedules, and in the structure and development of travel and accommodation in the Portuguese capital.

Atletico Madrid are scheduled to face RB Leipzig in the Champions League quarter-finals in Portugal on Thursday, August 13. 

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My teammates don’t pass me the ball- Aguero

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Manchester City striker, Sergio Aguero, left the pitch miserable about his partners’ hesitance to pass the ball to him, during the last phases of their success against Borussia Monchengladbach in the champions league.

Aguero substituted Bernardo Silva in the 75th moment, with Pep Guardiola’s side previously driving 4-0 on total.

Be that as it may, the 32-year-old didn’t enroll a single shot on goal in a short time on the pitch. ESPN reports that Aguero communicated his disappointment to a mentor following the full-time whistle, saying: “No me pasan la pelota” which means “They don’t pass me the ball.”

It is accepted that Riyad Mahrez was the primary offender, as he selected to shoot whenever gave risks in and around the box in the closing targets.

The Algerian, who has been in productive structure, couldn’t track down the back of the net however, with his shots either askew or saved by Gladbach goalkeeper, Yann Sommer. Aguero has in the previous week been connected with a free transfer to Barcelona this mid year, with his agreement at City terminating toward the finish of the period.

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Aubemeyang responds to being dropped by arteta for tottenham clash

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Arsenal captain, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, has at long last responded in the wake of being dropped to the seat by coach, Mikel Arteta, during arsenal’s premier league derby 2-1 win against Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday.

Arsenal crushed Jose Mourinho’s side at Emirates, on account of two goals from Martin Odegaard and Alexandre Lacazette as Erik Lamela’s strike was insufficient for the guests.

Aubameyang had turned up late preceding the game, and the strict Arteta didn’t go easy on him saying:

“He was not going to start the game.“We had a disciplinary issue, we have drawn the line, and we move on.

“We have a process that we have to respect for every game, and that’s it.

“It was a decision made after evaluating everything and who Auba is and what he’s done.

“We have other players who can play.”

Responding, Aubameyang, in a post through his Instagram account, was brimming with acclaims for his partners after the match.

In a post portraying his colleagues praising, the Gabonese striker said: “North London is Red and that is it!!!” Aubameyang will presently would like to highlight for arsenal when they face Olympiacos in the Europa League on Thursday.

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Anthony joshua says he is looking past fury

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Anthony Joshua has uncovered he is ‘looking past’ Tyson Fury and accepts his rival will consider resigning after their blockbuster £200million standoff this mid year.

The two Brits are nearly agreeing to meet in the not so distant future for the undisputed heavyweight crown.

Joshua demanded that he actually has colossal desire to satisfy subsequent to confronting Fury, yet addressed whether the WBC champion will have the yearning to continue to face after their Conflict of Britain.

Road To Undisputed, Joshua said: ‘He (Fury) can bring whatever he wants, it doesn’t matter.

‘The press conference antics, the fight antics, the hands behind the back, I love that stuff, that’s all part of it, you know that’s his job, but my job is to close the show.

‘He’s a warm-up act [with his antics], he’s there to do all that stuff but ultimately my job is to close the show and that’s all that matters.

‘For him, he said that after he fights me, maybe he fights [Derek] Chisora, then he’s ready to go off into the sunset.

‘For me, I’ve still got so much more I want to do in this boxing game, the road to undisputed (champion) is part of the journey, it’s not the end to the journey.

‘That’s why I know I will get past this fight because I’m looking past him, I want more, this isn’t where this stops.‘The fight, god willing, will be this year, I’m saying it is going to be this year, I’m going to speak into existence and I will be victorious.’

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