The Spaniard became the defender with the highest number of goals in the Champions League on Wednesday. He scored from the penalty spot in Sevilla’s game against Lens, which ended in a 2:1 loss away from home. Ramos failed with his first attempt from 11 meters out, but the referee indicated that the penalty must be taken again. This time there was no mistake, with the defender executing a “Panenka.” That was his 17th goal in the tournament, thus eclipsing his compatriot Gerard Pique (16) from the 1st spot.
If we break down the goals, to the teams Ramos has played for, then 16 have come with the Real Madrid shirt and 2 with Sevilla’s.
Sergio Ramos' 17th UCL goal. Scores a Panenka and then gets booked. 👀 pic.twitter.com/sMFfGi4ix5
— AFC Prince (@AFCprince_) December 13, 2023
Without a doubt, the most memorable of all 17 was scored in the 2014 Champions League final in Lisbon. Back then, Atletico Madrid were 1:0 up in the 94th minute of the match, with Real Madrid receiving a corner kick. Sergio Ramos met the incoming cross and scored with an unstoppable header to bring Real Madrid back from the dead.
Ancelotti: "Saya senang melihat Sergio Ramos lagi. Jika saya di sini, itu karena dia dan golnya di final Lisbon. Dia spesial bagi saya. Kami semua mencintainya."pic.twitter.com/Bj4mYOqELQ
— Real Madrid 58 (@realmadrid_58) October 20, 2023
Sevilla finished last and crashed out of Europe, which may mean that Ramos has already played his last Champions League game. Given his advancing age and Sevilla’s current struggles in LaLiga, the possibility of never seeing one of the greatest defenders in action again rises with every passing day.