Real Madrid could be bolstered by Sergio Ramos’ return to the Chelsea clash as they aim to reach the Champions League final while Zinedine Zidane takes on Raphael Varane
- Real Madrid and Chelsea are 1-1 before the second leg in the semi-finals on Wednesday
- Zinedine Zidane’s side could be strengthened with the return of captain Sergio Ramos
- The defender has been out since the end of March due to a calf injury
- Center-back Raphael Varane was sent off in the 2-0 win over Osasuna
- But Zidane downplayed the severity of his injury prior to meeting Chelsea
Zinedine Zidane are hopeful defensive pair. Sergio Ramos and Raphael Varane will face Chelsea on Wednesday.
Real Madrid still have a lot to do to reach the Champions League final after drawing 1-1 last week in the home game of the semi-finals with the Blues.
However, their manager suggested that they received a timely boost with the return of two key players before their trip to Stamford Bridge.
Sergio Ramos’ return from injury could give Real Madrid a significant boost ahead of the Champions League semi-finals in the second leg against Chelsea on Wednesday night
Defender Raphael Varane (right) took a blow against Osasuna on Saturday but should be fit for the second leg against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge
Captain Ramos has not played since late March following a calf injury, while Varane suffered a minor injury and was eliminated at halftime in Saturday’s 2-0 win against Osasuna.
“I hope Varane has a little thing, he thinks it’s a little thing and I hope so,” Zidane told Movistar after Saturday’s game.
I hope Ramos is back. If he’s good, he’ll be with us. ‘
Ramos has returned to training but watched from the stands as last Tuesday’s first leg against Chelsea ended in a 1-1 draw. Karim Benzema canceled Christian Pulisic’s early away goal.
Real manager Zinedine Zidane said he was optimistic that both Ramos and Varane would be fit
Eder Militao’s header ensured Real Madrid’s chances of keeping LaLiga remained with a 2-0 home win over Osasuna on Saturday night
Casemiro doubled their lead with a seemingly fortunate result as they closed the gap with rivals Atletico Madrid to two points
Real prepared for the second leg with a 2-0 win over Osasuna, thanks to late goals from Eder Militao and Casemiro. The result brings them back to just two points behind La Liga leaders Atletico Madrid, and there are four games left.
“I’m happy for Militao, when he wasn’t playing, he was calm, he worked hard and waited for his opportunity. He’s doing very well, ”added Zidane.
Real will have to wait and see if Fede Valverde, who signed Covid-19, and the injured Ferland Mendy are fit enough to let the squad travel to London.