Sergio Ramos has tested positive for the corona virus, Real Madrid reports in a short statement on Tuesday. The captain of the Spanish top club was already on the side due to a calf injury.
It was already certain that Ramos will not be able to participate in the return against Liverpool in the quarter-finals of the Champions League on Wednesday. Zinedine Zidane’s team defends a 3-1 lead from the first leg at Anfield.
The 35-year-old Ramos has barely taken action for Real this calendar year. In early 2021, he missed nearly two months due to surgery on his left knee meniscus. He returned to the field in mid-March, but two weeks ago he injured his calf in the cooldown shortly after Spain’s 3-1 win over Kosovo.
The defender therefore missed the first game with Liverpool last week. Last Saturday he was very compassionate in the stands at the match against FC Barcelona (2-1 win). Due to his rehabilitation, he has barely had any contact with his teammates in recent weeks.
Raphaël Varane, who is normally central to the defense at Real with Ramos, already tested positive for the corona virus last week. The Frenchman is also not in the selection for the return against Liverpool.
Zidane will also miss the injured Eden Hazard, Dani Carvajal and Lucas Vázquez on Wednesday.
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