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Atletico's Joao Felix tests positive for Covid-19

FILE - Atletico Madrid's star forward Joao Felix has become the third player at the club to test positive for Covid-19. Photo: Juan Medina/Reuters

FILE - Atletico Madrid's star forward Joao Felix has become the third player at the club to test positive for Covid-19. Photo: Juan Medina/Reuters

Published Feb 3, 2021

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MADRID – Atletico Madrid forward Joao Felix has become the club's third player to test positive for Covid-19 in the last week.

A statement from the La Liga leaders said the Portuguese, who cost Atletico a club record €126 million ($151.39 million) in 2019, was isolating at home in line with the league's protocol.

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He is set to miss Monday's game at home to Celta Vigo along with defender Mario Hermoso and winger Yannick Carrasco, who each tested positive last week.

Atletico hold a 10-point lead at the top of the standings with a game in hand.

Reuters

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