Covid-19 locks Madrid ace out of Liverpool clash

Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane (right) celebrates with teammates

Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane (right) celebrates with teammates Marco Asensio (centre) and Casemiro after scoring during their La Liga match against SD Huesca at the El Alcoraz stadium in Huesca on February 6, 2021.

Photo credit: Pau Barrena | AFP

What you need to know:

  • Madrid are already without the injured Sergio Ramos, meaning Nacho Fernandez and Eder Militao are the only fit central defenders left in Zinedine Zidane's squad for the game against Liverpool in the Spanish capital later on Tuesday
  • Madrid have had six positive cases of Covid-19 this season, Varane following Militao, Eden Hazard, Casemiro, Luka Jovic and Nacho in catching the virus

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