Kroos, isolated after his contact with a positive, will not be able to play in San Mamés

The 31-year-old midfielder had traveled to Granada, although he did not play a single minute in the clear white victory (1-4).

Kroos, after Madrid’s 2-2 action against Sevilla.AFP

Toni Kroos, Real Madrid midfielder, is confined and will not be able to participate in Sunday’s momentous match at San Mams. The white club confirmed that the German midfielder was “in direct contact with a person who has tested positive for COVID-19, although all the tests that have been carried out on the player have been negative.”

After resting against Getafe, Cdiz, Betis and Osasuna, Kroos also did not play a single minute on Thursday in Granada, where Madrid scored a crucial victory that keeps him in the fight for the title. However, this confinement represents another setback for Zidane, forced to start at Los Crmenes with Marvin Park Y Miguel Gutirrez, two players from Castilla.

On Sunday, the second classified needs the three points against Athletic, which only 10 days ago already beat Atltico in Bilbao. Absences due to injury to Sergio Ramos, Lucas Vzquez, Raphael varane, Dani carvajal Y Ferland mendy they leave the defending zone of the current champion very touched.

After returning at dawn from the city of La Alhambra, Zidane’s men exercised this morning in Valdebebas in the penultimate training session before traveling to the capital of Bizkaia. As usual, Thursday’s headlines were limited to a make-up job and the rest completed a preparatory session with series of possession, pressure, crosses and shots to goalkeepers.

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