Determining days are coming for him Real Madrid, that this Tuesday at 4:00 p.m. he will face the Liverpool in the first leg for the quarterfinals of the Champions League. It is that in addition to the hard crossing against the English team for the international competition, next Saturday, also at 16, will host Barcelona at the Alfredo Di Stefano, in one of the most important matches of the Spanish League. In the final stretch of the championship, a victory will leave either of them very well in the face of the definition. As if all that were not enough, next Wednesday they will face Liverpool again in the second leg. And in this context, in the preview of three of the most important games of the season for Merengue, Zinedine Zidane you will not be able to have a code name in defense: Raphael Varane.
At hours of the game against Liverpool, the Real Madrid defender tested positive for coronavirus, so it is estimated that you will miss the three momentous commitments of your team. “Real Madrid CF communicates that our player Raphaël Varane has given a positive result in the COVID-19 test that was carried out this morning,” the club reported in a statement published on social networks and on its official website.
Varane, who is already isolated and in good health, is a fixture in DT’s starting 11 and was almost absent this season. He played 32 games between the League, the Champions League and the Super Cup, and in this 2021 he only did not play two games: against Alcoyano, when the Second Division B team gave the surprise and eliminated Real, and in 2-0 against Eibar, a match in which Zidane decided to rest after his participation with the French team in the European Qualifiers.
His loss is added to that of Sergio Ramos, another fundamental piece for Zidane in defense, who suffered a muscle injury after returning from his participation with the Spanish national team in the first three matches of the European Qualifiers. According to the medical report, the central suffered an injury in the inner calf of the left leg and they did not report recovery time. Thus, the French coach will have a tough task to rearm the defense within hours of the game with Liverpool.
More casualties in the Real
The candidates to replace Varane and Ramos are Nacho and Militao, who were starters against Eibar due to the absence of the two centrals. The losses of the French and the Spanish are added to those of Dani Carvajal and Eden Hazard, who are not available to the merengue coach either. Since the pandemic began, before Varane they tested positive for coronavirus Militao, Eden Hazard, Casemiro, Luka Jovic, Nacho and even Zidane himself.
Real Madrid, who are looking for their place in the semifinals of the Champions League, third in the League, three points behind Atlético de Madrid, who lost to Sevilla this weekend. A defeat against the Catalan team would take him away from the fight in the final stretch of the championship. But a victory It would keep him expectant in the fight to snatch the lead from Aleti. In the case of Barcelona, which is just one point from the Colchonero, the expectations are even higher. Because, this classic promises show.
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