Ramos missing from Madrid trip to Sevilla

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The defender has returned to training after the hamstring injury he sustained while on international duty with Spain in November. 

Madrid head coach Zinedine Zidane, however, had told a media conference prior to the squad announcement that the 34-year-old would only make the trip if he was fully fit.

"We're not going to take any chances with Sergio Ramos," Zidane said.

"I don't want to play a player who has a problem and then he makes it worse. We want all the players back".

Without Ramos, Madrid has drawn 1-1 with Villareal and lost 2-1 to Deportivo Alaves in league action.

In the UEFA Champions League, Zidane's side managed a 2-0 away win over Inter Milan, but suffered a defeat by the same scoreline at Shakhtar Donetsk in midweek, putting progression to the knockout stages in the balance.

Serbia striker Luka Jovic is also not included by Zidane, despite having recently recorded a negative test for COVID-19. He had a positive test while away with his national team, requiring him to spend a period in isolation.

Madrid sits fourth in LaLiga on 17 points – seven behind leader Real Sociedad and six behind second-placed Atletico Madrid, which is face in the derby next weekend.