Sergio Ramos has been accused of failing a drugs test ahead of the 2017 Champions League final by the latest Football Leaks announcement. The news follows claims about Manchester City and PSG but could be the biggest to date.
There's very few people who have been as important to Real Madrid three Champions League wins in a row as Sergio Ramos. Only Zinedine Zidane and Cristiano Ronaldo are likely to top the captain, and they've both since left.
In the past three seasons Los Blancos has been successful in finals against Atletico Madrid, Juventus and Liverpool on their way to an unprecedented three Champions League wins in a row.
Ramos scored in normal time and in the shootout in the win over Atleti in 2016, had a quieter game in 2017 against Juventus and was instrumental in the 2018 win over Liverpool.
The former Sevilla defender became the enemy of Liverpool football club when he was seen to injure Mo Salah and then gave Loris Karius concussion before the German made two huge errors.
However the 32 year old may not have been part of that final, or the one against Juventus, after Football Leaks claimed that he actually failed a drugs test before the 2017 final.
German outlet Der Spiegel reported on the news, saying, "The deputy head of the Seibersdorf laboratory sent a report to the headquarters of the Union of European Football Associations, better known as UEFA, on the shores of Lake Geneva. The Austrians had analyzed the sample and found that it contained traces of dexamethasone, a cortisone preparation that has an anti-inflammatory effect in addition to relieving pain...
"The dexamethasone-case has never before been made public and the file remains behind lock-and-key at UEFA. No disciplinary action was taken, neither against the player nor against the team doctor from Real Madrid, despite all of the anomalies in the case. Indeed, the way in which UEFA swept the case under the rug shines a rather unflattering light on the anti-doping fight in top-level European football."
Football Leaks, via the German paper, have also made claims on Manchester City and PSG reportedly breaking UEFA's rules on Financial Fair Play as well as other transfer scandals.