Sergio Ramos may have shouldered the blame for the recent exit of Real Madrid from the Champions League after his silly act led him to miss the crucial second leg at Bernabeu.
Ramos, who currently serves European match ban will mpat likely miss the first Champions League match for Real Madrid next season.
He was found guilty for deliberately picking a second yellow with a motive of missing the second leg to be fresh for the quarter final, which led to further two match ban by UEFA.
However, he won’t have the privilege of playing in any other Champions League match this season as his club eventually lost in the second leg.
For the first time since May 2015, Real Madrid is out 🔚 of the Champions; it was Ajax which put the Spanish team to the sword 🗡️*
For the first time since May 2015 – a run stretching 46 months – Real Madrid is out of the Champions League.
Not since the semifinal against Juventus four seasons ago has Real tasted the bitterness of elimination from Europe’s premier club competition.
This time, on an enthralling evening in the Spanish capital, it was Ajax which put Real to the sword, scoring four stunning goals – the third awarded after an agonizing four-minute wait for VAR – to stun the reigning champion 4-1 on the night and 5-3 on aggregate.
When the Bernabeu floodlights come on and the Champions League anthem plays, this team has — at times in recent years — felt unbeatable.
Real’s season has now crumbled, the last trophy available to win this season evaporated from its grasp on a humiliating night on home soil.