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Atletico Madrid forward Felix has Covid-19

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FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football – Champions League – Group D – Lokomotiv Moscow v Atletico Madrid – RZD Arena, Moscow, Britain – October 1, 2019 Atletico Madrid’s Joao Felix during the match REUTERS/Evgenia Novozhenina

La Liga leaders Atletico Madrid suffered a blow on Wednesday when the club announced that forward Joao Felix had become the third player in two weeks to test positive for Covid-19.

“Joao Felix has tested positive for Covid-19. The striker is isolating at home, in compliance with the health authorities’ guidelines and La Liga protocols,” Atletico said in a statement.

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The 21-year-old Portuguese player joins teammates Yannick Carrasco and Mario Hermoso, who tested positive for coronavirus last week, on the sidelines.

Neither Carrasco nor Hermoso were allowed to play in the 4-2 Liga victory against Cadiz on Sunday that gave Atletico a 10-point lead over second-placed Barcelona.

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