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Dani Carvajal ruled out of Super Cup final due to covid-19

Dani Carvajal will play no part when Real Madrid bid to win another trophy on Sunday after contracting COVID-19.

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Madrid defender Carvajal out of Supercopa de Espana final due to COVID-19

Real Madrid defender Dani Carvajal will miss the Spanish Super Cup final against Athletic Bilbao in Riyadh on Sunday after testing positive for coronavirus.

Carvajal started the 3-2 semi-final win over fierce rivals Barcelona at King Fahd Stadium, but will not feature in the showpiece at the same venue this weekend.

The LaLiga leaders revealed on Friday that the Spain international had returned a positive covid-19 test.

Athletic to face Madrid in final

Lucas Vázquez replaced Carvajal at the end of normal time in the victory over Barca, which was secured courtesy of Fede Valverde's extra-time strike.

Holders Athletic came from behind to beat Atlético Madrid 2-1 in the second semi-final on Thursday.