Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos denies that he used performance enhancing substances after the latest Football Leaks report alleged he failed a post-match drug test after the 2017 Champions League final.
Ramos is no stranger to controversy, which in 2018 has included his takedown of Mohamed Salah in the Champions League final that left the Liverpool star with a dislocated shoulder, and a recent incident in which he left a Viktoria Plzen player with a bloody nose.
The report, based on material from Football Leaks, said Uefa considered that result to be due to an "administrative error" after a club doctor failed to accurately record a painkilling injection given to the Madrid captain.
Ramos also said that Madrid deserved to lose 3-0 at Eibar on Saturday, a first defeat under Santiago Solari.
"After 15 years, I have never refused an anti-doping test, I have never breached any procedure and I have passed around 250 to 300 tests".
"I must come out and defend myself, with my legal team, against these allegations".
"We know the type of publication this is", Ramos added.
"When you know the truth, you can act with a lot of tranquillity".
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The Madrid captain could break protocol, showering before carrying out the anti-doping control, with the condition that the person in charge of the test was in front of him at all times and the shower had no curtains. But it is an attempt to stain my image and my professional reputation.
"Sergio Ramos has never breached anti-doping regulations".
Real Madrid have categorically denied the allegations.
"2. Uefa sought specific information and closed the file referred to immediately, as is habitual in these cases, after the verification from the experts themselves from the world anti-doping agency, AMA, and Uefa".
Der Spiegel reports doping control officers were told Ramos, 32, had taken a different anti-inflammatory ahead of the final.
UEFA would later on Friday also release a statement in relation to the report.
"In the future, we ask you and your team doctor to be utmost cautious when completing the doping control form and more precisely the declaration of medication", the letter said, according to Der Spiegel.