Real Madrid forward Mariano has tested positive for coronavirus, the La Liga champions announced on Tuesday, July 28.
“After the COVID-19 tests carried out yesterday on our first team footballers by the Real Madrid Medical Services, our player Mariano, tested positive,” Real said in a statement.
“The player is in perfect health and is complying with the protocol of isolation at home.”
Mariano did not join the Real squad as players returned from a post-season break to start training for their Champions League last 16 showdown at Manchester City on August 7. The 26-year-old has not appeared in that competition this season.
The Dominican international, who returned to Real in 2018 after a successful season at Lyon, played little in the recently finished La Liga season due to competition for places and injuries.
He made only 5 substitute appearances as Real won their 34th Spanish title, scoring once, an added time goal against Barcelona.