Atletico's Joao Felix tests positive for COVID-19

Atletico Madrid forward Joao Felix has become the club's third player to test positive for COVID-19 in the last week.

Joao Felix is set to miss Monday's game at home to Celta Vigo.   -  Getty Images

Atletico Madrid forward Joao Felix has become the club's third player to test positive for COVID-19 in the last week.

A statement from the La Liga leader said the Portuguese, who cost Atletico a club record 126 million euros ($151.39 million) in 2019, was isolating at home in line with the league's protocol.

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He is set to miss Monday's game at home to Celta Vigo along with defender Mario Hermoso and winger Yannick Carrasco, who each tested positive last week.

Atletico holds a 10-point lead at the top of the standings with a game in hand.

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