Varane, low against Chelsea

Varane fights with Werner in the first leg of the Champions League semi-finals.

Varane does not arrive in time to dispute this Wednesday the return of the semifinals of the Champions League against Chelsea. According to Real Madrid, he suffers an injury to the abductor muscles of his right leg that will keep him out for about ten days. With these deadlines, the key duel for the League next Sunday against Sevilla will also be lost and, perhaps, it could be available on Thursday, May 13 against Granada in Los Cármenes. The Frenchman retired last Saturday at halftime against Osasuna with discomfort and medical tests have sent him to the infirmary.

The only relief for Zinedine Zidane in the preview of the final clash at Stamford Bridge (1-1 in the first leg) is that Sergio Ramos and Mendy have trained normally this Monday. If no unforeseen events arise, they could enter the list, although with a low to very precarious pace of competition. The Sevillian has not completed a meeting for four months, at the beginning of the year in El Sadar. And the Frenchman has missed the last five games.

The white team is also aware of Valverde’s situation, waiting for the last test result to see if he can join the group. The Uruguayan tested positive for covid on April 21. Regarding Marcelo, called as a reservation at a polling station for the Madrid elections this Tuesday, he will travel by private flight to England that same night or on Wednesday morning.

This painting leaves the defense trembling. With only two centrals in full physical condition (Nacho and Militão) and many doubts on the sides. In the right, with Carvajal and Lucas Vázquez injured, the natural option for making the squad is Álvaro Odriozola, but so far he has not had the confidence of Zizou. In the second leg of the Champions League quarter-finals in Liverpool, the French coach made an impromptu appeal to Valverde, who played with his foot swollen. The Uruguayan, however, does not even know if he will be in London and, if he does, he will arrive after at least 12 days at home confined. On the left flank, ZZ sighs for a minimal set-up of Mendy, since Marcelo, a starter in Valdebebas against the blue, has become a supporting actor on these hairy dates.

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