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Huge blow for Real Madrid as star player tests positive for COVID-19

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Real Madrid have suffered another unwelcome blow as Ramos has returned a positive result for COVID-19.

Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos has tested positive for COVID-19 and will now spend a period in self-isolation.

The 34-year-old was already sidelined upon suffering a calf injury on international duty for Spain. A return to the club’s facilities to continue his recovery, however, will have to wait until he returns a negative result.

Real Madrid confirmed the news in a brief announcement on Tuesday morning following the latest round of tests.

“Real Madrid C. F. informs that our player, Sergio Ramos, has tested positive in the last COVID-19 test that he has taken,” read a statement.

Ramos is the second recent Real Madrid player to test positive for COVID-19 after fellow defender Raphael Varane returned a positive last week.

Mariano Diaz, Eden Hazard, Eder Militao, Casemiro, Luka Jovic, Nacho Fernandez, and even the club’s manager Zinedine Zidane have all had COVID-19 at one point during the season.