Real Madrid forward Mariano has tested positive for coronavirus.

Real Madrid Mariano Diaz tests positive for COVID-19
Mariano Diaz rejoined Real Madrid but has only made seven appearance this season for Los Blancos (GettyImages)

Mariano Diaz has tested positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday according to Real Madrid.

Real Madrid forward Mariano Diaz has tested positive for COVID-19 and is a doubt ahead of their champions league clash against Manchester City.

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According to Real Madrid, a test was conducted for the entire squad and the 26-year-old came out positive.

He is in “perfect health” in self-isolation at home and will be unavailable for the Madrid trip to Etihad on August 7.

A club statement read: “After the Covid-19 tests carried out individually on our first-team yesterday by the Real Madrid Medical Services, our player Mariano has given a positive result.

“The player is in perfect health and complying with the sanitary isolation protocol at home.”

Mariano has only made seven appearances this 2019/20 season for Zinedine Zidane’s side with five of them coming off from the bench. He is yet to feature in the champions league for Los Blancos.

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Real will be hoping to overturn a 2-1 deficit as they visit Man city in less than 2 weeks’ time.

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