Bad news for Real Madrid… Hanging 1-1 by Chelsea on their lawn during the semi-final first leg on Tuesday, the Madrid club will probably travel without Raphaël Varane to Stamford Bridge, in London, for the second leg on Wednesday.
"Following the examinations carried out today on our player Raphaël Varane by the medical services of Real Madrid, he was diagnosed with a lesion in the right adductor muscle," wrote Real in a press release on Monday.
The club does not give a period of unavailability for the French defender, just over a month before the kickoff of the Euro (June 11 - July 11).
And two weeks before the announcement of the list of players summoned for the European Championship, on May 18, by coach Didier Deschamps.
Raphaël Varane suffered Real Madrid's 58th injury this season!
- Instant Foot ⚽️ (@lnstantFoot) May 3, 2021
Varane's injury, replaced at half-time in the match against Osasuna, won 2-0 on Saturday, is a very short-term blow to Real.
To reach the final of the Champions League, the club, 13 times titled in C1, must imperatively do better in London than the 1-1 draw conceded in the first leg in Madrid.
The Merengues are also under pressure in the Spanish league, engaged in a very close title race with Atlético Madrid and FC Barcelona, with a key match on Sunday against Sevilla.
Against Chelsea, coach Zinédine Zidane should align Eder Militao and Nacho Fernandez in central hinge, to compensate for the absence of Varane and veteran Sergio Ramos, away from the field for more than a month.