Actual Madrid deny declare Sergio Ramos failed a doping check after 2017 Champions League ultimate


Sergio Ramos says whereas he understands the criticism by Actual Madrid followers this season, these critics won’t have any bearing on his play.

Actual Madrid have denied a declare that membership captain Sergio Ramos failed a doping check after the 2017 Champions League ultimate, and likewise that the right procedures weren’t adopted when the present Spain skipper was requested to take a check following a La Liga sport in opposition to Malaga in April 2018.

The article published on Der Spiegel’s website claimed that after the 2017 UCL ultimate in Cardiff, Ramos gave a pattern which contained traces of WADA-prohibited substance dexamethasone — a steroid typically used to deal with irritation — however no disciplinary motion was ever taken.

The report provides, nonetheless, the membership famous that Ramos had acquired an injection of a special remedy, Celestone Chronodose, on the day earlier than the ultimate. Like dexamethasone, Celestone Chronodose — higher often known as betamethasone — can also be used as an anti-inflammatory and can also be a banned substance by WADA.

The La Liga giants on Friday shortly responded with a statement which stated the case talked about within the Der Spiegel story was “instantly closed” by the related authorities after “particular info” was supplied, whereas additionally calling the stories “insubstantial.”

“On the subject of the stories printed by Der Spiegel in relation to our captain, Sergio Ramos, the membership needs to specific the next,” the Madrid assertion stated. “1. Sergio Ramos has by no means breached anti-doping rules. 2. UEFA requested particular info and instantly closed the case referred to, as is customary in such situations, following assessments carried out by specialists from the World Anti-Doping Affiliation [WADA] and UEFA itself. 3. By way of the remainder of the content material printed by the aforementioned publication, the membership won’t be making any remark, given the clearly insubstantial nature of the stories.”

The Der Spiegel report mentions additional communication between Ramos, Madrid and UEFA within the days following the 2017 UCL ultimate, through which Juventus had been defeated 3-1, and claims {that a} group medical official named solely as “Dr. A” took accountability for allegedly forgetting to say on the related kind that the participant had acquired two injections of dexamethasone earlier than the match to take care of continual points in his shoulder and knee.

The report additionally mentions one other incident after a La Liga sport between Madrid and Malaga in April 2018, when an anti-doping officer reported that Ramos didn’t observe appropriate procedures by insisting on showering earlier than taking a routine check after a sport. Once more, no additional motion was taken on this case.

Ramos’ representatives didn’t instantly reply when requested by ESPN FC to touch upon the Der Spiegel story.

UEFA drug testers frequently go to Madrid’s Valdebebas coaching floor in the course of the Champions League season, whereas gamers are additionally systematically examined after video games in each UEFA competitors and La Liga.

In July of 2017, controversial medical chief Jesus Olmo left the membership by “mutual settlement” although no additional clarification was given for his departure.

Olmo joined Madrid’s employees as membership physician in the summertime of 2013 and oversaw a medical division which was criticised at instances over the intervening 4 years amid persistent damage points suffered by gamers corresponding to Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale.

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