Fede Valverde tests positive for coronavirus and misses the first leg of the Champions semi-finals

Fede Valverde has been isolated since Sunday, after identifying himself as a close contact of a positive case of coronavirus, but his tests did not give him as infected. Until this Wednesday, when the club has communicated that the last test they had just carried out had yielded a positive result, which means that, according to the current LaLiga protocol, it must remain isolated for ten more days from the first test that detects the contagion. That is, in addition to the match against Cádiz this Wednesday (it had not entered the list due to confinement), at least two other League matches (Betis and Osasuna), and the first leg of the Champions League semi-final against Chelsea in the Di Stéfano next Tuesday.

Valverde had managed to recover from injury in time for the quarter-finals against Liverpool, when his performance was very important for the pass, particularly on the return leg at Anfield. He played that game with a strong blow to the right foot, which worsened during the crash. But immediately, having been in close contact with a positive case of coronavirus took him out of circulation again, and the game against Getafe last Sunday was already lost.

For this Wednesday against Cádiz, the one who has been able to recover from covid-19 is Raphael Varane, while Sergio Ramos is still in the isolation period due to his positive, registered on April 13, while he was convalescing from a muscle tear. in the inner twin.

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