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BREAKING: Varane tests positive for Covid-19, will miss Quarterfinals against Liverpool

The defender will be out against Barcelona as well.

Real Madrid v Atalanta - UEFA Champions League Round Of 16 Leg Two Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images

Real Madrid have announced that defender Raphael Varane has tested positive for Covid-19 this morning, meaning that he will miss tonight’s game against Liverpool and also Saturday’s El Clasico in Barcelona.

Real Madrid C. F. informs that our player Raphaël Varane tested positive in the COVID-19 test he underwent this morning.

Varane will almost certainly be out when Real Madrid visit Anfield for the return leg of the Quarterfinals, just like Sergio Ramos. That means that Eder Militao will be required to start, with coach Zinedine Zidane likely using a 3-5-2 formation with Mendy playing as a center-back alongside Militao and Nacho.

If that’s the case, Marcelo would be the team’s fullback contributing on offense, a role that suits him well at this point of his career.

Varane’s absence combined with Ramos’ injury are devastating news for Real Madrid in such a tough, crucial week where the season is at stake.

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