The Blanco’s have seen another accomplished focus half governed out of their arrangements heading into a crunch Champions League quarter-last tie
Genuine Madrid has been shaken by the news that Raphael Varane has tried positive for Covid-19, with the French safeguard now unfit to have any influence in a Champions League conflict with Liverpool.
The World Cup-winning focus half joins Blanco’s commander Sergio Ramos in being controlled out of a gathering with the Reds, as Zinedine Zidane sees his pre-match designs left destroyed.
Jurgen Klopp’s side is expected at Estadio Alfredo Di Stefano on Tuesday evening and will invite the news that another key man is set to be absent for their opponents.
WHAT’S BEEN SAID SO FAR?
“Real Madrid CF informs that our player Raphael Varane has sent a positive result in the Covid-19 test that was carried out this morning,” the Blanco’s said in a statement on their official website.
WILL VARANE BE ABLE TO COMPLETE THE SECOND LEG?
Any player who tests positive for corona virus must undergo self-isolation.
Varane would also skip a trip to Anfield due to the quarantine period, which has been more than a week after a global pandemic.
True Madrid will tour Merseyside on Wednesday in the hopes of making the semi-finals of a coveted European competition.
ARE THERE ANY OTHER GAMES VARANE WILL BE MISSING?
Along with missing a double header against Liverpool, the France international would also miss a Clasico match against arch-rivals Barcelona.
On Saturday, Zidane’s side will face off against old foes in a match that could have a huge effect on the Liga title chase.
THE OVERALL PHOTO
This season, real has become accustomed to seeing senior stars ruled out on a regular basis.
Injuries have plagued the Spanish giants during a tumultuous 2020-21 season that has seen peaks and downs in terms of form and health.