Mariano Díaz Mejía, known as Mariano, 26year old is a Spanish-Dominican professional footballer who plays as a striker for Spanish club Real Madrid has tested positive for coronavirus just 10 days ahead of their Champions League clash with Manchester City.
Real said tests were conducted on the squad on Monday and though the 26-year-old Dominican international Diaz was in “perfect health”, he would be self-isolating at home.
In a statement by the Spanish club:
“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.”