UCL: Raphael Varane tests positive for coronavirus

The Blancos have seen another experienced center-half ruled out of their plans heading into a crunch Champions League quarter-final tie.

Real Madrid have been rocked by the news that Raphael Varane has tested positive for Covid-19, with the French defender now unable to play any part in a Champions League clash with Liverpool.

The World Cup-winning centre-half joins Blancos captain Sergio Ramos in being ruled out of a meeting with the Reds, as Zinedine Zidane sees his pre-match plans left in tatters.

Jurgen Klopp’s side are due at Santiago Bernabeu on Tuesday evening and will welcome the news that another key man is set to be missing for their rivals.

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