Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone tests positive for coronavirus

Atleti's statement said the Argentine was asymptomatic and was currently isolating in his home after undergoing a test on Friday.

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Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone has tested positive for COVID-19, his club said in a statement on Saturday, meaning the team could be without its manager when it starts the La Liga campaign in two weeks' time.

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Atleti's statement said the Argentine was asymptomatic and was currently isolating in his home after undergoing a test on Friday during the team's pre-season training camp.

The La Liga season started on Saturday but Atletico is missing the first two weekends due to participating in last month's Champions League 'Final Eight' tournament.

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It plays its first game of the campaign at home to Granada on Sept. 27.

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