Madrid, Apr 6 (efe-epa).- Real Madrid defender Raphaël Varane has been ruled out for tonight’s Champions League quarter final against Liverpool after testing positive for Covid-19 on Tuesday morning.
It comes as another blow to Real Madrid’s back line, which is also missing captain Sergio Ramos, who is out with a knee injury.
Head coach Zinedine Zidane may instead play Militao or Nacho Fernández, who will come up against Liverpool’s strike force later today.
It is a key week for the Spanish giants, who have the two legs against Liverpool and Saturday’s Clásico against Barcelona in LaLiga. The Frenchman is one of Zidane’s fixtures, having barely missed games this season.
Winger Dani Carvajal and Eden Hazard are also out for this first leg of the quarter finals.
Since the pandemic began, several other team members tested positive for Covid-19: Militao, Hazard, Casemiro, Luka Jovic (now playing for Eintracht Frankfurt), Nacho and Zidane himself.EFE-EPA