Champions League: Actual Madrid defender Raphael Varane exams constructive for COVID-19 forward of Liverpool conflict

Champions League: Actual Madrid defender Raphael Varane exams constructive for COVID-19 forward of Liverpool conflict

Madrid are already with out the injured Sergio Ramos, which means Nacho Fernandez and Eder Militao are the one match central defenders left in Zinedine Zidane’s squad for the sport towards Liverpool within the Spanish capital afterward Tuesday.

Champions League: Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane tests positive for COVID-19 ahead of Liverpool clash

File picture of Raphael Varane. AFP

Madrid: Raphael Varane examined constructive for COVID-19 on Tuesday, Actual Madrid mentioned, leaving the crew dealing with a disaster in defence forward of their Champions League quarter-final first leg towards Liverpool.

Madrid are already with out the injured Sergio Ramos, which means Nacho Fernandez and Eder Militao are the one match central defenders left in Zinedine Zidane’s squad for the sport towards Liverpool within the Spanish capital afterward Tuesday.

“Actual Madrid C. F. informs that our participant Raphael Varane examined constructive within the COVID-19 check he underwent this morning,” a membership assertion learn.

Varane’s absence comes on the worst potential time for Madrid, with the Frenchman additionally anticipated to overlook Saturday’s Clasico towards Barcelona and the return leg towards Liverpool at Anfield subsequent week.

Varane has been a key a part of Actual Madrid’s upturn in type in current weeks, which has seen the crew go 11 video games unbeaten and transfer to inside three factors of La Liga leaders Atletico Madrid.

Barcelona are only a level behind Atletico, with the Clasico at Valdebebas this weekend set to mark a vital level within the Spanish title race.

Madrid have had six constructive instances of COVID-19 this season, Varane following Militao, Eden Hazard, Casemiro, Luka Jovic and Nacho in catching the virus.

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