The French central defender tested positive for Covid-19 on Tuesday and is therefore forfeited for the match against Liverpool in C1.
Hard blow for Real Madrid. Already deprived of Sergio Ramos, injured in the national team, the reigning Spanish champion will have to do without Raphaël Varane for the shock against Liverpool in the Champions League this Tuesday evening. Indeed, the French international is forced to forfeit this meeting, and may even miss the following ones, due to a positive Covid-19 test following the test carried out this Tuesday morning in accordance with UEFA protocol.
“Real Madrid CF communicate that our player Raphaël Varane had a positive result in the COVID-19 test which was carried out this morning“, explains the brief statement released by the club merengue this Tuesday at the very beginning of the afternoon. The French international was placed in solitary confinement to observe a period of quarantine. Consequently, Raphaël Varane will also miss the shock at the top next weekend the Clasico against FC Barcelona.
In order to follow the protocol, Raphaël Varane must be quarantined for more than a week and this will therefore prevent him from being able to play in complete safety the first leg of the Champions League quarter-finals against Liverpool but also surely the second leg. . Indeed, his participation in the return match at Anfield, next April 14, so in eight days is seriously compromised after this positive test for Covid-19.
The French center-back joins the long list of positive cases in Real Madrid’s squad this season, where Mariano, Casemiro, Hazard, Militao, Courtois, Odegaard and Lunin also beat the virus, as well as Luka Jovic, who also suffered illness before leaving on loan to Eintracht Frankfurt. Real Madrid have not been spared injury and Covid-19 positive cases this season.