Real Madrid vs Sevilla: Sergio Ramos Saves Former Teammate Toni Kroos from Red Card

Real Madrid vs Sevilla: Sergio Ramos Saves Former Teammate Toni Kroos from Red Card

Rene Otinga
updated at February 26, 2024 at 12:00 PM
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  • Sergio Ramos returned to the Bernabeu on Sunday
  • Real Madrid beat Sevilla 1-0 thanks to Luka Modric's goal
  • Ramos was involved in an interesting incident with Toni Kroos

Sergio Ramos made all the headlines on his return to the Santiago Bernabeu as an opponent against Real Madrid on Sunday, February 25.

The Spaniard captain Sevilla for the La Liga game against his former side but could not inspire an upset as Real Madrid maintained their lead at the top of the La Liga table with a 1-0 win.

Sergio Ramos had to calm Toni Kroos down during a La Liga game.
Sergio Ramos during Real Madrid vs Sevilla FC at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on February 25, 2024 in Madrid, Spain. Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno.
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Luka Modric, who was once described by Ramos as one of the most humble guys around, scored a sublime goal in the 81st minute, just when it seemed the game would meander to a stalemate.

The win was fairly routine for Real Madrid, with the major talking point being Ramos’ return to a club where he won it all, including four Champions League titles.

Ramos, 37, was nearly reduced to tears when he received a rousing applause from the home fans before the match in appreciation for what he achieved with Real Madrid before leaving for PSG in 2021, per ESPN.

Ramos calms Toni Kroos down

In the second half , Ramos showed was caught in a viral moment after he was spotted trying to calm down Toni Kroos, who seemed incensed by a decision in the game.

The veteran midfielder collided with Sevilla’s Loic Bade and subsequently went into the referee’s books. He reacted by angrily protesting the decision, and Ramos, of all people intervened to shove Kroos away from the drama.

That specific incident summed up how time changes things, as Ramos, known for his fiery ways on the pitch, was trying to cool down a player considered a ‘gentleman of the game’.

Never mind the fact that Ramos was trying to keep an opponent from getting sent off.

What next for Real Madrid?

Los Blancos’s next game is against Valencia on Saturday, March 2.

This will be followed by a crunch Champions League round of 16 second leg game against RB Leipzig, who trail 1-0 on aggregate, as cited on the La Liga website.

Barcelona could have signed Mbappe

Sports Brief also reported on why Barcelona decided against signing Kylian Mbappe.

The Frenchman could have joined Barca in 2017 as a promising youngster, but the Catalan giants went for Ousmane Dembele instead.

At the time Barca believed Dembele was a more viable option.

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