MADRID, Spain (Reuters) – After Der Spiegel newspaper, based on documents from Football Leaks, revealed on Friday that Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos would have tested positive for dexamethasone in the post-test doping control . final of the 2017 Champions League, as well as several irregularities committed in the subsequent checks, the club responded through a press release stating that Sergio Ramos "never violated anti-doping control regulations."
The Merengue Club assured on Friday that "the UEFA has requested timely information and closed the matter immediately, as is customary in such cases, following the verification of the experts of the World Anti-Doping Agency, AMA, and of UEFA itself, "ESPN reported.
According to the German publication, UEFA would have closed the case after both the player and the club gave explanations by means of a letter arguing "Human error" of the medical staff.
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According to & # 39; Football Leaks & # 39 ;, the club doctors they did not report the use of the medication as they did in detailing that the player had received a knee injection with a different drug, albeit with the same effect, betamethasone, the day before.
According to the explanation that the club would have provided to UEFA, the player underwent a treatment the day before the match in which Real Madrid was crowned champion after winning 4-1 to Juventus in which he was gave an injection intraarticular knee with a different drug.
UEFA would have given for the good the doctor's explanation of the club's request.
The club, however, decided not to comment on the other allegations cited by the German newspaper, which points to several irregularities committed not only by Sergio Ramos, but by the club's medical staff.
According to information published by the media associated with the EIC, the player would have broken the anti-doping protocol less than a year later.
As detailed by Der Spieguel citing documents leaked by Soccer Leaks & # 39; the player allegedly "withstood an anti-doping test in April 2018". Der Spiegel refers to an alleged letter sent by the Spanish anti-doping agency to Real Madrid in which he informed the medical team that the player broke the protocol when taking a shower before being tested.