First complication to the preseason of Real Madrid. Karim Benzema will not be able to start the preseason when planned. The forward had to step on the grass between today and tomorrow along with the rest of his teammates who reached the round of 16 or quarter-finals, such as Luka Modric, Gareth Bale or Raphael Varane. However, according to the official statement issued by the Santiago Bernabéu club, the striker has tested positive for Covid-19, so you will need to quarantine.
Benzema must stay home, confined and will not be able to go to Valdebebas with the rest of his partner. According to the regulations of the Community of Madrid, the French must do, at least, 10 days of isolation from the first day he had symptoms or, if he was asymptomatic (not specified in the statement), from the positive test. The duration can be lengthened, because if the symptoms persist, it must be isolated up to three days without any symptoms.
Within the bad news, the footballer had not yet been in contact with any of his teammates, so the risk of massive contagion is nil; There is no reason to stop the preseason, Carlo Ancelotti can continue to command his available players, although he will have to wait to be able to manage Karim Benzema again.
The Frenchman will miss the July 25 friendly against Rangers and, a priori, will be able to return for the clash against Milan on August 8, at 18:30, in Austria. According to the Real Madrid protocol, before starting training you must give negative in the antigen test, the PCR and the serological test.