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Sergio Ramos: Fans React As Paris Saint Germain Defender Scores Brilliant Backheel, Messi and Neymar on Target
- Veteran defender Sergio Ramos scored via a brilliant backheel in Paris Saint-Germain's victory in the Champions Trophy
- Ramos added to other brilliant goals from Lionel Messi and Neymar to guide the recently-appointed head coach Christophe Galtier to his first trophy
- Football fans had mixed reactions to Ramos' goal, with many lauding him for the effort, which could be an early contender for the Puskas award
Sergio Ramos scored a wonderful backheel to help Paris Saint-Germain win their first trophy of the season. PSG beat Nantes 4-0 to win the Champions Trophy in a game that was staged at the Bloomfield Stadium in Tel Aviv, Israel.
It was a game marked by brilliant goals, with Lionel Messi opening the scoring with a trademark goal by rounding off the goalkeeper. Neymar scored twice, with one coming from the penalty spot, to guarantee Christophe Galtier's first trophy in charge of the French giants.
But it was Ramos' goal that got fans talking. Marco Verratti lobbed an audacious pass into the area, which was turned goal-bound by Pablo Sarabia, but Nantes goalkeeper, thwarted his effort with a fingertip save. With the chance to score seemingly gone, Ramos produced a wonderful backheel to get his season going.
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The only thing missing is the armband, Capitan.
@Tibderai Murasinarwa tweeted
Not just a goal but a beautiful goal.
In an apparent reference to Lionel Messi, @Youngin quipped,
That's what happens when you are alongside the ultimate GOAT.
PSG was missing Kylian Mbappe, who was out through suspension for accumulated yellow cards last season. But they made lightwork nonetheless of Nantes as Galtier continues to fine-tune his squad ahead of next season.
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Previously, Sports Brief had reported that football has always given us classic examples of everything is possible, but not even in our wildest dreams did we ever envisage Messi and Ramos sharing a dressing room or the very bare of personal moments, like laughing together.
The two built names for themselves in the Spanish La Liga as icons for the most respectable clubs in the division. In their last years, they both served as captains, but it was during the El Classicos that the rivalry was built.
Ramos is naturally aggressive. Never shies away from going in hard in tackles. And Messi is a gifted dribbler. Arguably the best we've ever seen. One minute he is there. The next, he is gone leaving you in a heap of embarrassment.