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Zidane confirms Ramos’ presence at Chelsea

The central defender and captain Merengue, absent since March, will return for the Champions League semi-final at Chelsea.

Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos has returned to full form and is in a position to take part in the decisive Champions League game against Chelsea, coach Zinedine Zidane has revealed.

Ramos has not played for a month after being injured during an international meeting with Spain, before being positive for Covid-19. But he should be back at the right time, as his side need an important result to turn things around against the Blues at Stamford Bridge next Wednesday.

“[Ramos] trains with us and that means he’s able to play too “Zidane told reporters on Friday ahead of Madrid’s LaLiga home game against Osasuna.

“We’ll see what we do when we name the squad, but Sergio is fit and ready to play.” Still, no risk will be taken with him on Saturday as Zidane left him out of his match group to face Osasuna.

The captain of Blancos, 35, remains very influential in the axis of the Merengue defense. The results suffered from his absence for the past month.

Madrid have drawn four in their last five appearances in all competitions and will be forced to score at least once to maintain their Champions League dreams in the second leg, after being held to a 1-1 draw by Chelsea in the semi-final first leg .

Of course, Ramos’ defensive prowess weren’t the only ones his team missed. The veteran also has a knack for scoring goals, with no less than 128 club and national goals over the course of his career, making him one of the most prolific defenders in football history.

And, as his goals in the 2013-14 and 2015-16 Champions League final against Atletico Madrid show, Ramos is also capable of hitting when it matters most to Madrid.

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