Raphaël Varane ruled out of Real Madrid vs Liverpool after testing positive for COVID-19

Real Madrid have confirmed that defender Raphaël Varane will miss the club’s Champions League quarter-final first leg tonight against Liverpool after testing positive for coronavirus.

The news is a huge blow for Los Blancos ahead of the match in the Spanish capital, with club captain Sergio Ramos also sidelined.

The France international will have to be isolated for a number of days and will also miss Saturday’s El Clásico between Real Madrid and Barcelona at the Estadio Alfredo Di Stéfano.

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