Real Madrid ace Sergio Ramos OUT of crunch City clash after failing red card appeal in Champions League first leg – The Sun

SERGIO RAMOS will definitely miss next week’s Champions League return at Manchester City through suspension.

The Real Madrid skipper had been hoping to appeal against the red card he received in the Bernabeu two weeks ago.

But UEFA rules say there is no scope for the veteran Spaniard to contest the decision.

The only way it would be possible would be if there was a case of mistaken identity around the decision.

He was sent off by Italian ref Daniele Orsato for hauling back Gabriel Jesus soon after City’s second goal.

And his absence will give Pep Guardiola’s men added confidence they can finish the job at the Etihad and book a quarter final spot.

City could be up against a makeshift defence as they look to defend the 2-1 lead they have from the first leg.

Goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois is a doubt with an abductor injury while left-back Marcelo is battling a hamstring problem.

Meanwhile, City's postponed clash against Arsenal due to fears Gunners players may have contracted coronavirus.

It comes after Nottingham Forest and Olympiacos owner Evangelos Marinakis tested positive for the virus after visiting the Emirates.

He was at the stadium when the Greek side knocked Arsenal out of the Europa League on February 27 and the club revealed a number of players met him after the game.

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