Sergio Ramos suffered a calf injury while on international duty with Spain, just five days before Real Madrid’s Champions League quarterfinal first leg against Liverpool, the LaLiga champions announced on Thursday. The veteran centre-back made his 180th international appearance in Spain’s World Cup qualifying win over Kosovo as a late substitute, but said he felt the problem after the match.
Real also play Barcelona in a league Clasico meeting on April 10.
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“If there is something that hurts me, it is not being able to help the team in these highly demanding matches we have to play this season.”