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Atletico coach Simeone tests positive for coronavirus

FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - Champions League - Quarter Final - RB Leipzig v Atletico Madrid - Estadio Jose Alvalade, Lisbon, Portugal - August 13, 2020 Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone, as play resumes behind closed doors following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Lluis Gene/Pool via REUTERS/File Photo

MADRID (Reuters) - Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone has tested positive for COVID-19, his club said in a statement on Saturday, meaning the team could be without their manager when they start the La Liga campaign in two weeks’ time.

Atleti’s statement said the Argentine was asymptomatic and was currently isolating in his home after undergoing a test on Friday during the team’s pre-season training camp.

The La Liga season started on Saturday but Atletico are missing the first two weekends due to participating in last month’s Champions League ‘Final Eight’ tournament.

They play their first game of the campaign at home to Granada on Sept. 27.

Reporting by Richard Martin; Editing by Christian Radnedge

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