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Real Madrid defender Raphaël Varane test positive for COVID-19

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.

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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.

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.

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Alex Kiprop
News Moto sports correspondent. Catch up the latest results when they happen and as they happen, locally and international

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