Madrid will play the return match against City in the league on August 7. The last period is especially difficult for the team to play without a captain.
Sergio Ramos is one of the main and key players of Real Madrid. The captain of the Royal Club has played a crucial role in the success of the team, especially lately. So, it is obvious that Real is another team with Ramos, without him – another.
In the confrontation of the eighth final stage of the Champions League, “Royal Club” lost the first meeting with Manchester City at “Santiago Bernabeu” 1: 2. In addition to the Spanish club having to nullify the difference at the Etihad, they will also play in England without Sergio Ramos.
The central defender will miss the rematch, which will be held on August 7, due to disqualification. The 34-year-old received a red card in the 86th minute for rudeness in the first match.
The numbers show that Ramos’ absence is a big loss for Real
In the Champions League, Real have lost 5 of their last 6 matches without Ramos and have only won one match.
The only victory in the last six games without Ramos was the “Royal Club” gained in the group stage of the 2019/20 CL season when the Madrid club defeated Bruges 3: 1 without a captain.
For the first time, Real lost without Ramos in the 2017/18 season. Then the “Royal Club” lost 1: 3 to Juventus. But in extra time the penalty taken by Ronaldo turned out to be enough. So, Real went to the next stage.
The Madrid club suffered the most terrible losses in the 2018/19 season. Sergio missed both group stage matches against CSKA. As a result, Real lost 0: 1 in Russia and 0: 3 at home. Nevertheless, the Spanish team advanced to the quarterfinals, where they faced Ajax. Real won the first match away 2: 1. In that match, Ramos received a yellow card and could not help the team at the “Santiago Bernabeu,” where Madrid lost 1: 4.