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Lemar and Herrera join Mario Hermoso, Joao Felix and Moussa Dembele on a list of five Atletico players currently sidelined after illness. Atletico was hit hard by the virus. Eight players had previously tested positive alongside coach Diego Simeone.

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Madrid: Atletico Madrid said on Monday that Thomas Lemar and Hector Herrera tested positive for coronavirus.

Lemar and Herrera join Mario Hermoso, Joao Felix and Moussa Dembele on a list of five Atletico players who are currently out after an illness.

« Our players Hector Herrera and Thomas Lemar were given an antigen test prior to the game against Celta Vigo according to the LaLiga protocol and gave a positive result for COVID-19, which later with The relevant PCR tests have been confirmed, « Atletico said in a statement.

 » Both players remain isolated in their respective homes and strictly adhere to the recommendations of the health authorities and the LaLiga protocol. « 

Atletico was Badly hit by the virus, Lemar and Herrera add to the club’s long list of infected players.

Yannick Carrasco, Angel Correa, Sime Vrsaljko, Diego Costa, Jose Gimenez, Luis Suarez, Renan Lodi and Lucas Torrei ra have all tested positive, as have coach Diego Simeone.

Atletico will face Celta Vigo at home later on Monday when they can restore their lead at the top of the LaLiga to 10 points.

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