Real Madrid defender Militao tests positive for COVID-19


FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - Copa del Rey - Real Madrid v Real Sociedad - Santiago Bernabeu, Madrid, Spain - February 6, 2019 Real Madrid's Eder Militao reacts after a missed chance REUTERS/Susana Vera

(Reuters) - Real Madrid defender Eder Militao has tested positive for COVID-19 ahead of their Champions League home game against Inter Milan, the Spanish champions said on Monday.

"Our player Eder Militao has given a positive result in the COVID-19 tests carried out on Sunday morning," Real said on its website.

The club added that all other first-team players and coaching staff, as well as the club employees who work directly with them, had tested negative for the disease caused by the novel coronavirus both on Sunday and Monday.

Real, who are bottom of Champions League Group B, face third-placed Inter on Tuesday.

(Reporting by Simon Jennings in Bengaluru; editing by Emelia Sithole-Matarise)

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