MADRID – Sergio Ramos tested positive for COVID-19, Real Madrid reported, and although he is fine, he will have to remain isolated at home to follow the protocols established by LaLiga and the Spanish Government.
“Real Madrid CF communicates that our player Sergio Ramos has given a positive result in the last COVID-19 test that has been carried out,” the club reported in an official statement on Tuesday morning.
The setback for the captain comes in the middle of the rehabilitation process of the muscle tear in his left calf that has forced him to miss the last two victories against Barcelona and Liverpool.
Ramos was not going to play the second leg of the Champions League quarterfinals against Jürgen Klopp’s team, but various sources admit to ESPN that the coronavirus could delay his return to the pitch for a few days.
In this way, it is still unknown if it could reach the hypothetical semifinals of the Champions League that would be played in the last week of April.
The intention of the central is to get to that appointment recovered but it is still not entirely clear. First, Real Madrid will have to take advantage of the 3 to 1 achieved in the first leg of the quarterfinals against Liverpool this Wednesday (Anfield, 21:00 CET) to advance to the next round.
Meanwhile, as ESPN has been reporting, Ramos and Real Madrid continue to make no progress in the negotiations to renew their commitment. While the club offers one year, Ramos wants two. No immediate news is expected, except for a sudden change in the dynamics of the talks.
Zinedine Zidane will also not be able to count on Raphael Varane for the appointment against the English since the French center-back also continues to recover from the coronavirus. In addition, Lucas Vázquez, Eden Hazard and Dani Carvajal are still out due to injury.