Zidane’s secret weapon to replace injured Varane

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Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane will have to do without four of his players, as they make a very rare visit to Stamford Bridge for the second leg of the Champions League semi-final tie.

Four Real Madrid players did not take part in Monday training sessions ahead of their trip to Stamford Bridge. The four players are Raphael Varane, Lucas Vazquez, Dani Carvajal, and Federico Valverde.

It was confirmed on Sunday that Varane has been ruled out of the clash, despite having featured in the first leg.

Varane underwent a scan on Sunday and it revealed an abductor injury that is expected to keep him out for around ten days — meaning Chelsea game will come too early for him.

“After the tests carried out today on our player Raphael Varane by the Real Madrid Medical Services, he was diagnosed with an injury to the right abductor muscles,” a statement reads.

Zidane has been so keen to see Ramos make a return to the team, and the Spaniard is now the one he has chosen to replace Varane.

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