Spanish Real Madrid defender, Sergio Ramos tested positive for the coronavirus just as his club is about to face Premier League’s Liverpool in the Champions League quarter-final second leg.
Ramos will consequently miss Madrid’s matches against Liverpool, Getafe and Cádiz, as the 35-year-old have been forced into a 10-day self-isolation.
Ramos, who missed the first round of the Champions League match due to a calf injury – and Madrid won 3-1.
In a statement from his club, “Real Madrid CF announces that our player Sergio Ramos has given a positive result in the last Covid-19 test that has been carried out.”
Following the central defensive partner, Raphael Varane, he is the second to have recently tested positive for the virus at the club.
Last week, Eder Militao and Nacho Fernandez paired against Liverpool and Barcelona; in the next two games, they will have to continue to maintain their roles, till Ramos is fully ready to regain his space.