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Atletico Madrid goalkeeper Oblak tests positive for Covid

Atletico Madrid goalkeeper Jan Oblak has  tested positive for Covid-19, the Spanish club announced on Tuesday.

Oblak “has tested positive for Covid-19,” Atletico said in a brief statement.

“Our goalkeeper remains isolated, strictly complying with the recommendations of the health authorities,” the club added.

Oblak’s positive test has come during a break in the La Liga season while nations outside of Europe play qualifying games for the World Cup finals in Qatar later this year.

However, Atletico will be desperate to have Oblak back for their next league game against Barcelona on February 6, which could prove crucial in the hunt for La Liga’s top four.

Atletico Madrid are currently 4th in the table, one point above Barca in 5th.