Real Madrid Deny Sergio Ramos Failed Any Doping Test After UEFA Champions League Final

Real Madrid have denied that Sergio Ramos failed a doping test prior to the 2017 Champions League final.

A report by Football Leaks, published by Der Spiegel on Friday, alleges that a urine sample given by the defender prior to the final against Juventus subsequently tested positive for dexamethasone, a banned substance.

Despite this positive test, which was discovered a month after the game in Cardiff, Wales, UEFA allegedly took no action against Real Madrid or Ramos himself.

In a statement released on Friday, however, Real Madrid dismissed any wrongdoing.

Their statement read: “In relation to the information published by Der Spiegel referring to our captain Sergio Ramos, the club states the following:

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“Sergio Ramos has never breached anti-doping control regulations.

“UEFA requested timely information and closed the matter immediately, as is usual in these cases, after verification by the experts from the World Anti-Doping Agency, AMA, and of UEFA itself.

“Regarding the rest of the content of the aforementioned publication, the club will not address evidence of such an insubstantial nature.”

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