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The positive for Covid by Dani Carvajal has uncovered the fears that Real Madrid had before traveling to Saudi Arabia for a potential week-long concentration in a foreign country. Lose to the side and in the last hours concern has grown about a possible outbreak that could generate a cascade of casualties, as happened in mid-December when he lost due to the coronavirus to Modric, Marcelo, Lunin (he repeated, he was also infected months before), Bale, Rodrygo, Asensio and the second coach, Davide Ancelotti. All in a matter of less than 48 hours.

Photo by Dani Carvajal

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At this time, and as AS learned, the main focus of the club is to deal with the Saudi authorities how Carvajal will be able to return home, who traveled to the Middle East with the complete vaccination schedule and in order. The country’s legislation establishes a minimum quarantine period for exceptional situations, such as this one, of five days. If he had to meet that deadline, he would have to return to Madrid alone next Tuesday. However, tests will be carried out again to check that it was not a possible false positive, as happened recently to Courtois and Fede Valverde. Florentino Pérez, present in Riyadh, chatted with Ancelotti and inquired about the winger’s situation and also about the rest of the headgear.

Valverde wore a bandage around his left knee in Friday’s session in Riyadh.

Madrid, despite everything, is focused on controlling how the squad and the rest of the team are doing. staff. To the daily PCR tests is added the exhaustive monitoring of any symptom that could raise the alarm about a new case of Covid, especially when the final is this Sunday. Also because the expedition did not include academy players as extra reinforcements beyond Toni Fuidias, third goalkeeper, and Alaba and Vallejo have had physical problems in Riyadh.

Praise is not ruled out

In the case of the Austrian, Madrid has not lost hope of having him in the final and it is expected that his muscular discomfort will improve between today and tomorrow. Alaba did not stay in the white hotel and he traveled as one more to the Prince Faisal Stadium to exercise alone with the recuperators and be treated by the physiotherapists, who moved material to the stadium to treat players with minor physical problems, as is the case of Valverde, who wore an ornate bandage around the left knee although he was able to exercise normally.