Real Madrid's Eden Hazard during a match at the Alfredo Di Stefano stadium in Madrid, Spain. File/AP
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Real Madrid has released a statement on Saturday to confirm that the Belgian forward Eden Hazard and his Brazilian teammate Casemiro have both tested positive for coronavirus.
The La Liga club also announced that, "all of the other first-team players and coaching staff, as well as the club employees who work directly with the squad tested negative in yesterday's tests.
After enjoying a hugely successful spell at Stamford Bridge after joining from Lille in 2012, Hazard completed an £83.53m move to the Santiago Bernabeu in the summer of 2019.
Real Madrid's Casemiro, controls the ball during their Spanish La Liga soccer match in Madrid, Spain. File/AP
Earlier, defender Eder Militao missed the Inter Milan clash after testing positive. Forward Mariano Diaz was the first one to test among the Spanish giant.
Both Hazard and Casemiro played an active role in Madrid's crucial 3-2 win over Inter Milan in UEFA Champions League on Wednesday.Neither player will feature in the side to take on Valencia on Sunday. Nor will they be able to join up with their respective national teams during the coming international window as both are required to go into isolation.
The draw meant the Catalans stayed second in the standings on 70 points and leaders Real Madrid, who have 71, will go four points clear at the top with five games left if they beat Getafe at home on Thursday.
Benzema fired through the legs of goalkeeper Sergio Asenjo to put Madrid in front after 29 minutes and then converted a penalty in the 77th before Villarreal's Vicente Iborra pulled a goal back late on.
Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane has stated that he is the happiest person in the world at the moment after his side secured the 34th LaLiga title.
Hugo Lloris wins a record-equalling 142nd cap for France as he captains the holders in their World Cup last-16 clash with Poland at Doha's Al Thumama Stadium on Sunday.
Pakistan ended the fourth day at 80-2, needing a further 263 runs in a maximum of 90 overs left in the first Test of the three-match series.
Team Malaky had the early lead with goals from Khalifa Al Maktoum and Alex Soerensen. Allegra Kelly, the game's Most Valuable Player, scored two consecutive goals at the next chukker resulting in a win for Team Forsan.