Real Madrid Castilla’s match against Atletico Baleares this weekend is in doubt after five Baleares players tested positive for COVID-19, according to Marca.
The Island side released a statement today confirming the positive cases and that they were appealing to the RFEF to postpone this Sunday’s game at the Valdebebas, a request that is likely to be accepted in the coming days. The news comes just a week after Real Madrid Castilla had an outbreak of the virus and were forced to call off their game against Rayo Mahajohanda.
Three Castilla players were reported by Real Madrid to have tested for the virus along with one inconclusive result. Should the Baleares game be suspended, Castilla players will likely continue to follow the club’s quarantine procedure and prepare for their next match, against Navalcarnero, which should be played on the weekend of November 21-22.
Castilla aren’t the only ones whose season has been disrupted by the virus, Juvenil A game this weekend has also been postponed due to four positive tests in the CD Badajoz dressing room. The Under-19s have played just one league game so far and will now have to wait until next weekend to play their next match.
⚠ OFICIAL | El partido entre el División de Honor y el Real Madrid queda aplazado por la @rfef. La nueva fecha está aún por determinar. pic.twitter.com/aZrWOAHJnD— La Academia CD Badajoz (@CDBLaAcademia) November 5, 2020
The cantera’s struggles with COVID early on don’t speak well for the rest of the season and highlights the struggle every team is facing in keeping their players safe from the virus.