Suarez to miss Atletico’s clash with Barca

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Suarez to miss Atletico’s clash with Barca


Uruguayan professional footballer, Luis Alberto Suárez Díaz will miss Atlético Madrid’s match against Barcelona, his former club, on Saturday, due to his COVID-19 positive status.

According to reports, the striker, who scored a penalty in Uruguay’s 3-0 win over Colombia on Friday, will also miss the crucial World Cup qualifier against Brazil on Tuesday.

Suárez left Barcelona in September as the club’s third all-time top scorer with 198 goals during a six-year spell at the club.
He was forced out with one year left on his contract and despite public messages of support from Lionel Messi, left the club on acrimonious terms.

Two other members of the Uruguay squad, the goalkeeper Rodrigo Muñoz and an unidentified member of staff, also tested positive.

The Arsenal midfielder Mohamed Elneny was another with a positive test as the Premier League recorded its highest weekly number this season.

Elneny caught the virus while on international duty with Egypt and although showing no symptoms he will now quarantine in Cairo.

He is not included in the 16 cases recorded in this week’s round of Premier League checks, moreover, in which 1,207 people were tested – an increase of 12 from last week.

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