Real Madrid defender Eder Militao tests positive for Covid-19, will miss Champions League clash vs Inter Milan

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In a test that was done ahead of Tuesday’s Champions League home game against Inter Milan at the San Bernabeu, Real Madrid defender Eder Militao tested positive for Covid-19

Real Madrid defender Eder Militao tested positive for Covid-19.

Real Madrid defender Eder Militao tested positive for Covid-19. (Twitter Photo)

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Militao played the full 90 minutes on Saturday as Real Madrid beat Huesca 4-1 in a La Liga matchReal Madrid confirmed that no other player tested positive apart from MilitaoMilitao will also sit out of Madrid's trip to the Mestalla to face Valencia on Sunday

Real Madrid defender Eder Militao will miss Tuesday’s Champions League clash against Inter Milan after testing positive for coronavirus.

The Brazilian defender tested positive for Covid-19 after the club's latest round of medical checks on Sunday morning. He played the full 90 minutes on Saturday as Real Madrid beat Huesca 4-1 in a La Liga match.

Real Madrid confirmed that no other player had tested positive and said that Militao will be forced to self-isolate for the next 10 days.

Official Announcement: Militão#RealMadrid

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"Real Madrid CF announces that our player Eder Militao has given a positive result in the Covid-19 tests carried out yesterday Sunday morning," a statement on the Blancos' official website reads.

"All the other players and the coaching staff of the first team, as well as all the club employees who work directly with them, gave negative results in that same test.

"Likewise, it is confirmed once again that all of them, with the exception of Eder Militao, have given negative results in the antigen tests carried out this morning."

Read Madrid, who are at the bottom of their group in Champions League will miss Militao in Tuesday’s home game against Inter Milan.

Militao will also sit out Madrid's trip to the Mestalla to face Valencia on Sunday, and will have to post a negative test before their next La Liga clash against Villarreal on November 21.

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