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Ramos tests positive for COVID-19

Published:Wednesday | April 14, 2021 | 5:40 AM


Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos has tested positive for the coronavirus, the club said yesterday.

Ramos had already been ruled out of today’s second leg against Liverpool in the Champions League quarter-finals because of a muscle injury.

Madrid’s other starting central defender, Raphael Varane, also won’t play in England because of a positive test. He also missed last week’s first leg, which Madrid won 3-1.

Other Madrid absences include Lucas Vázquez, who hurt his knee at the weekend clásico against Barcelona, and Eden Hazard, who is yet to regain his fitness following a series of injuries.

Madrid, the 13-time European champions, have won six games in a row in all competitions and is unbeaten in 13 consecutive matches.