Neither of the two players will be traveling with the squad going for Lisbon for the quarter finals tie against RB Leipzig.
The club can possibly face strict action if they are not able to contain the spread and it has been reported the players are undergoing quarantine at their home and are not allowed to travel with the squad to Lisbon for the Champions league quarter finals.
In response of the two positive cases, the club has started a fresh round of testing for all the players and the staff of Atleti’s first team who have traveled with the team, while checks are being made on those who have come in contact with the players. Until the tests results are out the Atleti are in a state of Limbo, when the outcome is clear the UEFA will advise them on to how to proceed further for the game this week.
It is reported that Thomas Lemar may be one of those players who has tested positive for COVID-19 and has been receiving abuse on the social media platform on which the Sevilla player Jules Kounde who is currently in Germany for Europa League.
“I see messages wishing that it’s Thomas Lemar who has COVID-19. You really are scoundrels. Show a little respect. This is human life we are talking about, it’s not a joke,” the 21-year-old wrote on his Twitter account.
Spain is one of the most affected countries in Europe due to the Coronavirus Pandemic with more then 360,000 people testing positive for the infection while more than 28,500 have died.