Captain Real Madrid, Sergio Ramos, was subjected to abnormal antidoping control by a strong corticosteroid on the night of the Champions League in May 2017, before UEFA released it, which considered its drug was approved, according to documents Football Leaks
After the final, the anti-doping control of the player revealed the presence dexamethasone, a powerful corticoid banned from competing by the World Anti-Doping Agency (AMA) other than local government, announced on Friday Mediapart, supporting your data in confidential documents.
Ramos admitted that he was taking the product but intra-articular injection, an argument convinced by UEFA that solved the case.
But, according to reports this Friday Mediapart, The club's medical services did not properly complete the medical form given to UEFA controllers, confusing dexamethasone with betamethasone. According to the newspaper, the European body assesses as "very likely the player and the doctor committed an administrative mistake".
"The doctor states that he has declared the wrong substance in the form of" excitement "and" euphoria "in the wardrobe after the victory and" exceptional circumstances "in which the test was carried out", writes Mediapart.
The only partial corticosteroid (which reduces fatigue and pain) by AMA is criticized, as its detection does not always allow the way in which the product is applied.
Real Madrid reacted to the latest information from Football Leakes in a statement posted Friday afternoon AFP. "Sergio Ramos never violated the regulations for doping control ", he showed a white set.
"UEFA requested timely information and immediately closed the issue, usually in these cases, after the experts themselves verified the World Anti-Doping Agency, AMA and UEFA itself", adds Real Madrid in a statement.