Real Madrid: Valverde contact case, package for Getafe

Real Madrid will have to do without Federico Valverde this Sunday (9 p.m.), for the 31st day of La Liga away to Getafe. The Uruguayan player is in contact with a person positive for the coronavirus.

A new package for Real Madrid. Despite several absences including Raphaël Varane or Sergio Ramos, the Madrid team nevertheless managed, last Wednesday, to qualify for the semi-finals of the Champions League after a draw (0-0) against Liverpool. This time, for a La Liga meeting this Sunday (9 p.m.) counting for the 31st day, it will be necessary to do without Federico Valverde.

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Holder on the right side of the defense at Anfield on Wednesday, an unusual position for the midfielder, Federico Valverde is in contact with someone positive for the coronavirus. “Federico Valverde has been in isolation since yesterday, Saturday April 17, after coming into direct contact with a person who tested positive for Covid-19, although the player gave a negative result to all the tests which were carried out” , specifies the club’s press release this Sunday, logically confirming the 22-year-old’s withdrawal for the match against Getafe.

In the absence of Dani Carvajal on the right side, Federico Valverde had already shown bravery to play Wednesday against Liverpool, since the Uruguayan player suffered from a large bruise on his foot. An injury contracted before the meeting, which did not prevent him from holding his place.

Many absent

Still in the Champions League race, Real Madrid are aiming for a new La Liga title, currently second only to Atlético de Madrid. They will therefore only be 19 players in Zinédine Zidane’s group for the trip to Getafe this Sunday.

As a reminder, Raphaël Varane and Sergio Ramos, both tested positive for the coronavirus in recent days, are also not available for this championship poster. The defensive sector is bald with the package also from Ferland Mendy, hit him in the thigh. It will therefore be necessary for Zinédine Zidane to make further adjustments with a new unavailable holder.

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