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Real Madrid: Jovic, positive for COVID-19

Another bad news for Zidane after this national team break in which Real Madrid has been seriously affected in terms of casualties. After Ramos’ injury with Spain, which will keep him off the pitch for at least 10 days, Luka Jovic’s is now joined by coronavirus. Real Madrid reported that the Serbian forward tested positive in the PCR test carried out after his return from the Serbian national team, where he was infected.

The Serbian Federation announced last Wednesday that four members of the expedition, the soccer players Milinkovic-Savic, Nikolic and Lazovic, and one of the physiotherapists, tested positive in the last PCR test that had been done at that time. At that time, Jovic tested negative, but the test carried out upon his return to Madrid has revealed that he has contracted the disease and must remain in quarantine until the virus is eliminated, which could extend for a difficult time to define: there are people who they eliminate the virus in just a week and others that need a month. It only remains to test and cross your fingers.

This positive coincides with the recent recovery of the three cases of COVID-19 that Madrid had pending cure: Militao, Casemiro and Hazard. The three joined the group’s training sessions this week and could be part of the white team this Saturday at Villarreal; It remains to be seen if the virus has not physically reduced them, although in principle all three have overcome it practically asymptomatically and have continued to work individually at home. Jovic’s is the fifth positive for the white squad, in addition to the three already mentioned and Mariano’s, from the end of last year.

Benzema’s doubt

Jovic’s positive comes at a time when Benzema’s contest in the game against Villarreal is not safeAs the Frenchman came out muscularly touched from the last league game against Valencia at Mestalla (4-1) and has combined solo work with training with the group this week. If he is finally not available, Mariano would be the only born center forward that Zidane could shoot., which only gave the course last 89 minutes in the entire season.