Real Madrid announced on Monday the group of 21 players who will challenge Liverpool on Tuesday in the first leg of the Champions League quarter-finals (9 p.m., on RMC Sport 1). Victim of muscle discomfort, Sergio Ramos is forced to forfeit against the Reds. Just like Eden Hazard.
Real on Monday officialized the withdrawal of Sergio Ramos for the first meeting against Liverpool (Tuesday from 9 p.m. on RMC Sport 1) in the quarter-finals of the Champions League. Victim of muscle pain and uncertain for a long time, the Spanish defender does not appear in the Madrid group for the duel against the Reds.
Eden Hazard is also forfeited. Back to collective training, the Belgian attacking midfielder is too fair. Zinedine Zidane and his staff do not want to take any risks with him before the final sprint in the league. The absence of Eden Hazard and that of Sergio Ramos could weigh heavily in the shock against the English club and his trio Salah-Mané-Firmino.
Ramos injured calf
Just back from injury before the international break, Sergio Ramos only played around 40 minutes with La Roja (45 minutes against Greece and 5 minutes against Kosovo). On his return from selection, Real Madrid announced that his usual captain was suffering from a “muscle injury in the calf of his left leg”.
At 35 and a few days away from a decisive Clasico for the La Liga title, Sergio Ramos will therefore be deprived of the long-awaited reunion with Mohamed Salah, three years after injuring the Egyptian in the C1 final. In his absence, Zinedine Zidane could rely on the Varane-Nacho duo or could consider changing the Merengue team with three central defenders.