When Sergio Ramos made his World Cup debut with Spain in 2006, the Golden Ball winner Andrei Shevchenko two years ago faced the Ukrainian legend who had been unable to find the net during his confrontation with Ramos, as Spain won 4-0.
This year, the two met again, as Shevchenko was responsible for the Ukrainian team and lost against Spain, led by Ramos 4-0, but in the European Nations League at Alfredo Di Stefano's stadium last month, Ramos scored two goals that boosted his great scoring record.
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- Real Madrid CF (@realmadridarab) October 4, 2020
Ramos has scored 23 goals for Spain so far, to become the most-scored defender in the history of the Matador, equal to what the legend Alfredo Di Stefano scored, the eighth best scorer in Spain's history.
Ramos especially excelled in taking penalty kicks, as he scored all the kicks he saved in his last 22 attempts with Spain and Real Madrid, setting a record by scoring 28 goals from 31 penalty kicks with a success rate of 90.3%, which is higher than 84.2% for Cristiano Ronaldo ( 128 goals from 152 penalties) and Lionel Messi 80.1% (105 goals from 131 penalties).
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🎉 Winners of the free kick challenge 🎉 @ danifuli10 & me 👎 @ josegomezcampana24 & @sergiocanalesoficial
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The strange thing is that despite the great leap that Ramos showed in his 34th year, according to the Spanish program "Alcornigito" specializing in football news, Real Madrid has not made any contact with him to renew his contract with the Royal so far, which may open the way for his departure, especially since he received two offers from Juventus. The hero of Italy and Paris Saint-Germain, the French champion, to win his efforts.
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Watch how Ramos extracted a ball inside the penalty area at a sensitive time in the match ⤵️
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- Spain National Team (@spain_national) October 11, 2020