Real Madrid defender Raphaël Varane has tested positive for COVID-19 as confirmed by the club ahead of their Champions League clash against Liverpool.
“Real Madrid CF informs that our player Raphaël Varane has given a positive result in the COVID-19 test that has been carried out this morning.” Said Real Madrid.
The news is a blow for coach Zinedene Zidane who is also without the services of former Chelsea forward Eden Hazard who is yet to regain full fitness afater sustaining an injury.
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Five days ago, the club also confirmed defender Sergio Ramos injury which he sustained while on International duty.
In a statement, the defender revealed that he was okay until when he realized he had a puncture on his left calf which was letter confirmed to be a muscle injury.
“The truth is that I have been a pretty tough few weeks. An intervention is always a sporting and emotional break. Luckily, for a few days now I have been feeling better, but in football as in life, bad luck also plays a role.
Yesterday, after the game, I was training on the pitch and I noticed a puncture in my left calf. Today I have been tested and it has been confirmed that I have a muscle injury.” Said Ramos.
Liverpool on the other side are redeeming themselves after a poor start of the season, dropping points but a win against Arsenal over the weekend revived their top four hopes.