The Spanish champion announced on the day of the first quarter-final match of the Champions League against Liverpool: “REAL MADRID informed the public that this morning our player Raphael Varane tested positive for the coronavirus. “
Starting at 9 pm, Real Madrid will play against Liverpool tonight, but the first pair did not. There is no Captain Sergio Ramos due to injuries, and now there is no Varane due to illness.
However, this is not bad news for Real for today’s game. Varane must spend at least a week in self-isolation, which means they will miss the return match against Liverpool at Anfield next Wednesday, and Real Madrid welcomes Barcelona’s Derby champion on Saturday.
Real Madrid must participate in all three major games of the season without key players.