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Real Madrid – La Liga: Militao steps up

Real Madrid were forced to face Liverpool and Barcelona without their starting centre-backs, Sergio Ramos and Raphael Varane, but Nacho Fernandez and Eder Militao successfully covered for their teammates.

The Brazilian defender in particular has stepped up in their absence and stood out both against the Reds and the Blaugrana.

The duel with Barcelona was Militao‘s third match in the row after playing with Eibar too, and the former Porto centre-back has made the most out of the opportunities Zinedine Zidane has given him in the last few matches.

Militao has finally begun to live up to the expectations created after his 50 million euro move from the Portuguese side in 2019.

Both Ramos and Varane will miss out on Real Madrid‘s second leg of the Champions League quarter-final against Liverpool on Wednesday due to an injury and COVID-19, respectively.

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Hence, Militao will be called to lead the defence at Anfield and will have to do the same with Getafe on Sunday, when both Nacho and Casemiro will be suspended.

The Brazilian centre-back was unlucky to pick up two injuries and test positive for COVID-19 this season, having been be sidelined for a total of 11 games.

In his second season at Los Blancos, Militao has struggled to emerge onto the scene but has finally come to the fore in the last few crucial duels.

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