Alaba, Isco Test Positive For Covid-19

Spanish midfielder Isco and Austrian defender David Alaba have joined Real Madrid’s list of players contracting Covid-19, the Liga leaders announced on Tuesday.

“Real Madrid CF confirm our players Isco and David Alaba have tested positive for Covid-19,” the club said in a statement.

According to AFP, The pair join six other players recovering from the virus – Marco Asensio, Gareth Bale, Andriy Lunin, Rodrygo, Luka Modric and Marcelo – and assistant coach Davide Ancelotti, son of head coach Carlo Ancelotti.

Real play Athletic Bilbao on Wednesday.

Under Liga protocols, a club must have at least 13 players, at least five of them first-teamers and one a goalkeeper, available to play a match.

Vaccinated players can return as soon as they test negative.

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