New Liverpool recruit Thiago Alcântara has tested positive for COVID-19 and is self-isolating, the English Premier League champions confirmed on Tuesday.
This was always the risk in pushing forward with football season. Always.
With its forwards still yet to produce as expected, Real Madrid will be counting on its midfielders and defenders to keep coming through in attack. The team opened with a 0-0 draw at Real Sociedad and salvaged a victory at Real Betis last weekend after a late penalty kick converted by defender Sergio Ramos. Midfielder Federico Valverde also scored in the 3-2 comeback win, with the other coming from an own-goal.