UEFA Champions League: Big setback for Real Madrid, Sergio Ramos out of quarterfinal tie against Liverpool

UEFA Champions League: Big setback for Real Madrid, Sergio Ramos out of quarterfinal tie against Liverpool
UEFA Champions League: Big setback for Real Madrid, Sergio Ramos out of quarterfinal tie against Liverpool

UEFA Champions League – Real Madrid vs Liverpool: Just 5 days before the Quarterfinals tie against Liverpool, Real Madrid has suffered a huge setback. Real’s captain Sergio Ramos is set to miss both legs of the Champions League quarter-final against Liverpool after suffering a calf muscle injury.

The 35-year-old defender picked up the injury while on international duty.

Real face the Reds on Tuesday, 6 April and Wednesday, 14 April, either side of El Clasico with Barcelona in La Liga.

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UEFA Champions League: Big setback for Real Madrid, Sergio Ramos out of quarterfinal tie against Liverpool

“If there is something that hurts me, it is not being able to help the team in these highly demanding matches,” said the Spaniard on Instagram.

Ramos said he noticed the problem while on the training pitch following Spain’s 3-1 victory against Kosovo and scans on Thursday confirmed the injury.

Real are at home for the first leg against Liverpool.

The tie was due to pit Ramos against forward Mohamed Salah, who suffered a shoulder injury in a challenge from Ramos during the 2018 final in Kiev.

Real went on to win that game 3-1, but Salah said earlier this week he bears no grudges.

“Let’s say I have a special desire to win the game and to qualify for the semi-final, whatever happens now is not going to change the result of Kiev. It’s all over”, said Ramos

UEFA Champions League: Big setback for Real Madrid, Sergio Ramos out of quarterfinal tie against Liverpool

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UEFA Champions League Quarterfinals: Dates, Schedule, Timings & Match-Ups

Champions League quarter-final draw

April 6th & 14th
Manchester City (ENG) vs Borussia Dortmund (GER)
Real Madrid (ESP) vs Liverpool (ENG)

April 7th & 13th 
Porto (POR) vs Chelsea (ENG)
Bayern München (GER) vs Paris Saint-Germain (FRA)

Champions League Semi-final draw

Semi-finals
First legs: 27/28 April
Second legs: 4/5 May
 
Bayern / Paris vs Man. City / Dortmund
Real Madrid / Liverpool vs Porto / Chelsea

When are the games?

The quarter-final first legs take place on Tuesday 6 and Wednesday 7 April, with the returns set for Tuesday 13 and Wednesday 14 April. The semi-final ties are scheduled for 27/28 April and 4/5 May.

Final
Atatürk Olympic Stadium, Istanbul: 29 May