Real Madrid star midfielder Luka Modric and defender Marcelo have been hit by the coronavirus infection ahead of Sunday’s match against Cadiz. The famous football club of Spain provided this information on Wednesday. Infection of both players can prove to be a big setback for the team. Apart from this Gareth Bale, Marco Asensio, Rodrygo and backup goalkeeper Andry Lunin had also tested positive. Assistant coach Davide Ancelotti has also been found infected.
The impact of the coronavirus pandemic does not seem to be stopping yet. Even after the arrival of the vaccine and people taking it all over the world, the number of people infected with the disease is increasing. Corona’s new variant Omicron has created fear in the people. Corona has once again created problems in the world of football.
Modric played the full match during Sunday’s 2-0 win against Atletico Madrid. During this match, 36-year-old Modric was seen in excellent form. In this entire season, Modric has shown a very good game. The trio of Toni Kroos, Casemiro, and Modric is considered to be the best midfield trio in the world. While defender Marcelo was the substitute player against Atletico but he did not get a chance to field in the match.
Real Madrid, who are at the top of the Spanish football league La Liga, now has to play against Cadiz on Sunday. Three days later, Madrid will face a tough challenge from Atlétic Bilbao.
The shadow of Covid-19 has deepened on the English Premier League (EPL), due to which two other matches had to be postponed on Thursday. Leicester City’s match against Tottenham was postponed hours before the start due to the increase in the number of infected players in the team. Manchester United’s squad with multiple cases means their match against Brighton on Saturday will not be played.
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