Sergio Ramos may have daydreamed about scoring the winning goal before Sevilla’s clash against Barcelona on Friday night, but the game turned into a nightmare for the Real Madrid legend.
With 15 minutes remaining on the clock, the score remained deadlocked. However, Barcelona managed to secure all three points thanks to an own goal, and ironically, it was Ramos who put the ball into his own net. This turn of events highlights the unpredictable nature of football.
Returning to Spain after a two-year spell with Paris Saint-Germain, Ramos was playing in his 34th match against Barcelona, a La Liga record. However, it was the Barcelona supporters who were chanting his name ironically at full-time following his unfortunate own goal in the 76th minute.
Video: Sergio Ramos’s own goal vs Barcelona
Ferran Torres picked out Lamine Yamal with an excellent pass, and the latter headed the ball across the face of goal. Ramos failed to adjust his feet in time and inadvertently steered the ball past Sevilla goalkeeper Orjan Nyland from close range. Watch Ramos’s own goal vs Barcelona below:
Ramos own goal against Barcelona, it had to be him 😂😂 pic.twitter.com/8hMXw1H7DD
— ZIAD IS HAPPY FOREVER 🇦🇷 (@Ziad_EJ) September 29, 2023
Old footage of Sergio Ramos and Lamine Yamal goes viral
Following Sergio Ramos’s own goal, viral footage of the Spanish defender and a young fan named Yamal has gained attention on social media. In the video, Ramos and a young Yamal are seen walking hand-in-hand out of the Camp Nou tunnel before a particular Clasico match in 2016.
At that time, Yamal was wearing a shirt with “Merci Johan” in tribute to football legend Johan Cruyff following his passing. The young fan had a joyful smile on his face as he experienced the moment. Remarkably, Yamal, who is now 16 years old, would have been just nine years old at the time of the video. This anecdote exemplifies the unpredictable and heartwarming aspects of football.
What a beautiful story.
This was Yamal and Ramos nine years ago…
And today, Yamal assisted Sergio Ramos’ own goal. Heartwarming.
— TalkFCB © (@talkfcb_) September 29, 2023
Ramos’s own goal allowed Barcelona to leapfrog Real Madrid and Girona to the top of the La Liga table, although the other two clubs have a game in hand over Xavi’s men. Sevilla, meanwhile, have only managed to pick up seven points from their opening seven league fixtures and subsequently find themselves 12th in the table, two points above the relegation zone.