Sergio Ramos was the man who acted the hero for Real Madrid once again at the weekend, netting a late winner against Real Betis to send his side back to the highest point of the table in La Liga.
It implies the captain is up to 10 goals for the season in all competitions, a fantastic return for a centre-back with still two months of the season to go. It isn’t quite the amount of goals Sergio Ramos deals with that makes him such a team top pick, notwithstanding; rather he has risen as the pivotal turning point player, the unequivocal effect when it makes a difference most to Los Blancos.
Indeed, even this season, the winner against Betis wasn’t the first run through Ramos acted the hero at an essential minute, and in his dozen seasons at the Santiago Bernabeu, he has amassed a noteworthy list of fundamental mediations for his team. Here are the 10 most vital goals he has scored, in reverse order.
Sergio Ramos Rankings in Reverse Order
8. Valencia, April 2007
In just his second season at the club, Sergio Ramos was at that point of giving a sign of what was to come, scoring the winner only 15 minutes from time against Valencia to give his side a 2-1 success.
The game came only a modest bunch of matches from the end of the 2006/07 season, with Real Madrid top and Valencia fourth heading into the fixture—and the win kept Real in a top spot, prompting to an inevitable title success on head-to-head against Barcelona.
One single point less and Real would have needed to settle for second once more, yet Ramos guaranteed Los Che would be vanquished and Madrid remained on top.
7. Atletico Madrid, January 2011
One of Sergio Ramos’ most loved opponents, and maybe nothing unexpected given he’s the man for the big occasion.
Derby rivals Atletico came undone in the Copa del Rey this time; despite the fact that it was Los Rojiblancos who scored the opener in the quarter-last first leg, it was Ramos who got Real Madrid back on level terms before they went ahead to win 3-1.
Progression was properly guaranteed in the return fixture, and Real Madrid went ahead to lift the glass itself toward the end of the 2010/11 season, thanks in no small part to Ramos recovering the group in the correct way, so at an opportune time in the last eight.
6. Deportivo La Coruna, December 2016
Prior to this season, Real Madrid was battling at home against relegation-threatened Deportivo La Coruna, 2-1 down with barely five minutes to play and looking like losing ground in the title race— and in addition losing their own unbeaten run, which remained at the time at 34 progressive matches.
Mariano Diaz flew up with an equalizer off the bench at any rate extra Real’s blushes, however, it was captain Ramos who still needed to have the last say, battering in an exemplary header to annihilate Depot’s expectations of a shock and send the fans into a frenzy.
How essential could this goal end up being? Like the later winner against Betis, we’ll need to hold up until May; if Real win the title by a point or two, both late strikes could possibly be lifted somewhat higher on our list.
5. Barcelona, December 2016
Another from ’16/17, this time in el Clasico.
Luis Suarez had put Barcelona ahead at the Camp Nou, and it looked as if Barca would typically be the team to end Real Madrid’s unbeaten streak, this fixture came a little more than seven days, preceding the Depor win—yet the Catalan side numbered without Ramos striking.
In what has turned into a Ramos trademark, the No. 4 found the net in injury time to disappoint and disturb the opposition fans, and acquire worship yet again from his own supporters.
Genuine drew 1-1, ceased Barcelona recovering ground in the title fight and kept their own unbeaten run going— but afresh, this goal could look extensively more vital come to the end of the season, especially if head-to-head comes into the condition once more.
4. Bayern Munich, April 2014
From domestic league to Champions League, Sergio Ramos knows how to make an impact.
The defender went to the fore at the surprising end of the pitch twice European activity, against Bayern Munich in ’13/14, scoring a brace in the space of four minutes at the Allianz Arena, to put the tie well past the German club’s range.
Real went ahead to win 4-0 in Bavaria, 5-0 on aggregate and advance to the Champions League final, where they would meet city rivals Atletico.
3. Sevilla, August 2016
Another strike from this season!
Way back in August, Real got their campaign in progress with the UEFA Super Cup and was gazing at defeat, 2-1 down against Sevilla…until Sergio Ramos made his mark.
A short proximity header in the last seconds of the game broke the hearts of Jorge Sampaoli and his new side, driving additional time, amid which Sevilla had a man sent off and Dani Carvajal controlled in a late winner.
Another trophy fell the way for Real Madrid and Sergio Ramos, and at the end of the day, he had made a telling commitment— but after Ramos had given away the penalty to put Sevilla ahead before in the game.
2. San Lorenzo, December 2014
In late 2014, Real Madrid was off for Club World Cup participation.
They easily observed off Cruz Azul in the semis, Sergio Ramos netting the opener in a standard 4-0 win, however, the next game was the real target, the final—but again it was Sergio who found the breakthrough.
San Lorenzo was not able to contain him from a set piece, as have with such a large number of the different team before and since, and Ramos powered in a header to set Real on their way to being delegated the world’s best team. Gareth Bale got the second and the Argentinian side was vanquished 2-0.
1. Atletico Madrid, May 2016
Roll the clocks back not as much as a year, and Real Madrid was commending the best triumph possible: lifting the Champions League trophy. Far and away superior, they did it against their great rivals Atletico Madrid…and far and away superior still, it was for the second time in three seasons.
Obviously, Sergio Ramos had the telling impact, scoring the opener from close range only 15 minutes into the game, nudging home after Bale’s flick-on.
Atletico equalized, however, once the game went to penalties, it was Real Madrid who emerged triumphant—with Ramos unhesitatingly scoring his own, Real’s fourth, before Juanfran missed the conclusive spot-kick instantly after.