“Real Madrid C. F. informs that our player Raphael Varane tested positive in the COVID-19 test he underwent this morning,” the club said in a brief statement on Tuesday.
It leaves Madrid with out their first-choice defensive partnership of Varane and Sergio Ramos, who was injured on international duty with Spain final week, for per week that would outline their season.
Real Madrid host Liverpool within the first leg of their Champions League tie on the Alfredo di Stefano Stadium on Tuesday evening, earlier than taking part in Barcelona on Saturday night, after which travelling to Anfield for the Champions League return leg subsequent Wednesday.
The information comes days after membership captain Ramos was dominated out of the identical fixtures after he was recognized with a calf muscle drawback on April 1.
Ramos was damage after approaching as an 86th-minute substitute for Spain of their 3-1 World Cup qualifying win over Kosovo.
Madrid are third in La Liga, two factors behind Barcelona and three behind leaders Atletico, with 9 games left to play.