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UCL: Varane Ruled Out of Liverpool Tie

Raphael Varane tested positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday, Real Madrid said, leaving the team facing a crisis in defence ahead of their Champions League quarter-final first leg against Liverpool.

Madrid is already without the injured Sergio Ramos, meaning Nacho Fernandez and Eder Militao are the only fit central defenders left in Zinedine Zidane’s squad against Liverpool in the Spanish capital later on Tuesday.

Varane to miss crucial Liverpool tie

The Frenchman’s absence comes at the worst possible time for Madrid. The Frenchman is also expected to miss Saturday’s Clasico against Barcelona and the return leg against Liverpool next week.

Varane has been a key part of Real Madrid’s upturn in form in recent weeks, which has seen the team go 11 games unbeaten and move to within three points of La Liga leaders Atletico Madrid.

Varane has been a key part of Real Madrid’s upturn in form in recent weeks, which has seen the team go 11 games unbeaten and move to within three points of La Liga leaders Atletico Madrid.

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