Along with teammate Casemiro, both players will now miss Sunday’s game against Valencia and will undergo a period of self-isolation.
Brazilian defender Eder Militao was also a blow to Zinedine Zidane’s side as he tested positive earlier this week.
Eden Hazard and Casemiro Test Positive for COVID-19
Nightmare Start to Madrid Career
The Belgian international has had a terrible start to life in Spain since his high-profile move from Chelsea, sustaining a series of setbacks with injury and form. He has already missed 35 games through injury since his move and was said to have enraged the Madrid hierarchy by turning up overweight at the start of the season.
Hazard has played three games this season and had only just returned to Zidane’s side, facing both Huesca and Inter Milan in the Champions League. His goal against Huesca ended his lengthy spell of 392 days without a goal for Real Madrid.
“Real Madrid C. F. would like to inform you that our players Casemiro and Eden Hazard have tested positive in the Covid-19 tests carried out yesterday, Friday morning,” a club statement read.
“All the other players and the technical staff from the first team, as well as all the employees of the club who work directly with them, tested negative in that same test.
“The club would like to confirm once again that everyone, with the exception of Casemiro and Hazard, tested negative in the antigen tests carried out that same morning.”
Set to Miss International Fixtures
Roberto Martinez had earlier announced his 29-year old captain into his Belgium squad for the forthcoming international fixtures, one of which includes England. It was confirmed Hazard did not sustain any significant damage when he limped off after 65 minutes against Inter on Tuesday.
Casemiro has played in all ten games this season for Zidane and will be happy to see the international break come as he re-gathers his side after some roller-coaster results.