Real Madrid goalkeeper Andriy Lunin has tested positive for COVID-19. So, amidst other news in football today, Lunin has coronavirus, along with teammates David Alaba, Karim Benzema, and Alvaro Odriozola.
Andriy Lunin has become the latest Real Madrid player to receive a positive diagnosis, a positive RT-PCR test, for coronavirus.
Alarmingly, the reserve goalkeeper is actually fourth in line at the Santiago Bernabeu to catch the infection.
There are three other Real Madrid player who have tested positive for COVID-19 in the last month alone.
These are new signing David Alaba, Real Madrid veteran Karim Benzema, and Alvaro Odriozola.
In further bad news, this isn’t the first time that Andriy Lunin, a goalkeeper from Ukraine, has (seemingly) contracted coronavirus.
Lunin previously tested positive while on international duty with his country last October.
But thankfully, back then, authorities later determined Lunin’s test to have procured a false positive result. Subsequently, the Ukrainian goalkeeper received an all-clear to return to action at Real Madrid and internationally last season.
Football Today – Lunin Has Coronavirus!
On Wednesday, however, Real Madrid confirmed the football news of Andriy Lunin actually having the COVID-19 strain this time around.
They released a brief statement declaring the same on their official website, though they did not specify whether the 22-year-old was symptomatic.
Head coach Carlo Ancelotti had previously named the backup goalkeeper in Madrid’s squad for matches opening a new domestic season.
He was part of the squad for the La Liga season’s the first two matches, but he’s now in self-isolation.