Real Madrid stars Eden Hazard, Casemiro test positive for coronavirus, all other players and staff test negative

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Ahead of Real Madrid’s La Liga clash against Valencia, on Sunday, footballers Eden Hazard and Casemiro have returned positive results for their coronavirus tests. 

Eden Hazard tests positive for coronavirus ahead of Real Madrid's La Liga clash against Valencia. (Reuters Photo)

Eden Hazard tests positive for coronavirus ahead of Real Madrid's La Liga clash against Valencia. (Reuters Photo)

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Eden Hazard tests positive for coronavirus, according to Real Madrid official statementCasemiro, too, has tested positive for the virus along with HazardAll other members of the club have returned negative results

According to an official statement released by Real Madrid, on their official website on Saturday, star players Eden Hazard and Casemiro have returned positive results for their coronavirus tests. However, no one else from the members of the club who were in contact with the two players have tested positive.

All other players, coaching staff and other members of the club in contact with Hazard and Casemiro have returned negative results for their coronavirus tests.

“Real Madrid C.F. informs that our players, Casemiro and Eden Hazard, have tested positive in the COVID-19 tests undertaken yesterday, Friday, in the morning,” Real Madrid said in their statement.

“All of the other first-team players and coaching staff, as well as the club employees who work directly with the squad tested negative in yesterday’s tests. Meanwhile, all of them, apart from Casemiro and Hazard, once again tested negative in the antigen tests taken this morning,” the statement further read.

Consequently, Real Madrid will miss out on the services of Hazard and Casemiro during Sunday’s La Liga encounter against Valencia. Real Madrid, with 16 points in 7 games, are currently placed 2nd in the points table after Real Sociedad with 17 points in 8 matches so far.

On Sunday, November 1, another Real Madrid player Eder Militao had tested positive for coronavirus and couldn't be a part of his club's Champions League clash against Inter Milan on Wednesday. However, Real Madrid went on to register a 3-2 win against Inter Milan, their first victory in the group stage of the ongoing Champions League season.

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