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Real Madrid vs Chelsea: Fed U Welverde to Miss UCL 2020-21 Clash After Positive Coronovirus Diagnosis

Real Madrid has suffered another major setback this season as CO MidID player Fed Wellard is the latest member of the Los Blancos squad to test positive for the COVID-19 virus. The Uruguay midfielder undergoes compulsory separation and will join several players from senior Real Madrid and miss as many games as Zinedine Zidan’s men in the final stages of the season. Sergio Ramos, Real Madrid defender, test positive for COVID-19.

Ahead of their game against on Wednesday, Real Madrid confirmed that midfielder Fed Valeward tested positive for the coronovirus and would remain in isolation until he rejoined the team. “Real Madrid informed that our player, Fade Valverde, has tested positive in the Kovid-19 test conducted today,” the club said in a statement.

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Following his positive diagnosis, Fed Velverde is set to miss a number of important games for Los Blancos, who are already dealing with a number of fitness issues with their leading stars. Rafael Verne and Sergio Ramos have already tested positive for the virus with related injuries with Dani Carvajal and Lucas Vasquez Al.

The Uruguay midfielder will be unavailable for the league clash against Real Betis and Ossunna and will sit out in the first leg of the Champions League semi-final against Chelsea if they are also in doubt for the second leg on 5 May.

Following their win over Cadiz, Real Madrid have topped the La Liga table as they continue to battle for league titles with rivals Barcelona and Atletico Madrid. Zinedine Zidan’s men are also in the semi-finals of the Champions League as they seek to extend their already impressive record in the competition.

(The above story first appeared on April 22, 2021 09:29 AM IST. For more news and updates about politics, the world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website ).