Real Madrid woke up in Riyadh with bad news, Dani Carvajal’s positive for Covid that will prevent him from playing this Sunday’s final against Athletic.
The Leganense has been the only one within this small outbreak of coronavirus in the squad but equally alters Ancelotti’s plans, who is also dealing with Alaba’s doubts, whose presence is not yet confirmed due to those muscular discomforts that separated him from the Clásico.
Carvajal was absent from training at the Prince Faisal in Riyadh and was isolated in his room at the Carlton hotel. Madrid is studying what steps to take because Saudi law establishes a minimum quarantine of one week for Covid cases.
In any case, Madrid is preparing, waiting for the next PCR tests that could indicate if it is a real positive or a false positive, as happened recently to Courtois and Valverde, for a final without Carvajal. Ancelotti has the options of Lucas Vázquez, the usual replacement for the two starters, or even the Uruguayan Valverde, who has played that role at different times in the last two seasons.