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Atletico Madrid Striker, Luis Suarez has tested positive for COVID-19

Atletico Madrid striker Luis Suarez is the latest high-profile footballer to contract Covid-19 while on international duty. The popular striker would miss Saturday’s re-match with Barcelona.

Also, Suarez, Uruguayan international Rodrigo Munoz and coach Matias Faral have also tested positive.

“The Uruguayan football association reports that swabs have been performed on all members of the senior team, resulting in the players Luis Suarez, Rodrigo Munoz and the official Matias Faral having tested positive for COVID-19, while all the other tests are negative.

“The three members mentioned are in good health and the corresponding measures have already been implemented, ” a statement from the Uruguayan FA reads.

Suarez will miss Barcelona’s trip to Wanda Metropolitano, as well as the Champions League clash with Lokomotiv Moscow 4 days later.

BTLBlogger: Augustine Emmanuel

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