Real Madrid senior player Raphaël Varane has tested positive for Corona Virus ahead of the quater-final clash with Liverpool on Tuesday night at Alfredo Di Stefano Stadium.
The 27-year-old France international was an unused substitute in Los Blancos 2-0 over Eibar as Zinedine Zidane rested the 2018 FIFA World Cup ahead of facing the Premier League holders.
Read Madrid made the announcement via the club Twitter handle that Varane has tested positive for Covid 19 ahead of the crucial encounter against Liverpool.
Official Announcement: Raphaël Varane. #RealMadrid
— Real Madrid C.F. 🇬🇧🇺🇸 (@realmadriden) April 6, 2021
Zidane is already without club legend Sergio Ramos who has been ruled out from the first leg encounter due to injury but Eder Militao and Nacho will pair line in the backline
Varane could now miss both legs of the quater-final of the UEFA Champions League against Jurgen Klopp’s side as well as El Classico against Barcelona this weekend.