Real Madrid are anxiously awaiting on the fitness of captain Sergio Ramos, ahead of a crunch Clasico showdown with bitter rivals FC Barcelona on Saturday. The Spanish defender has not been able to train with the team this week after he suffered a knock during Madrid’s surprise loss to Cadiz over the weekend.
Madrid are one point behind the leaders in LaLiga and have a game in hand. A good result against Barcelona is needed to stay in range of the league leaders. The team would want their captain to be available for selection when they meet their biggest rivals at the Nou Camp on Saturday. Ramos will under go last-minute fitness test to check if he is ready to play.
Ramos was sidelined for Madrid’s Champions League clash with Shakhtar Donets and the veteran defender saw from the stands how his team were blown away in the first 45 minutes of the game as the Ukrainians scored three goals. Madrid then almost completed a comeback but saw the equaliser being ruled out after the VAR intervened.