The Classic this Sunday will not be just any classic. The two players who have played the most duels in the history of Spanish football between both teams will be missing. Leo Messi at FC Barcelona and Sergio Ramos at Real Madrid. Because this Barcelona-Real Madrid at the Camp Nou will be the first without the Sevillian as a player and captain of the white team. Although Ramos already lost the ‘Clásico’ back from last season through injury, played in Valdebebas last April and ended with a victory for the Whites (2-1), he did play a major role in the one held almost a year ago. year at the Camp Nou.
The Sevillian participated in the play that changed the match with the penalty indicated by Martínez Munuera when he considered that Lenglet grabbed Sergio Ramos when he was about to finish off with his head. Then it would be the Sevillian himself who scored from eleven meters. It was his last goal in the history of the classics.
A total of 45 duels between azulgranas and madridistas, including all competitions, has starred Sergio Ramos throughout his career at Real Madrid. Of them 15 ended in victory, with 10 draws and 20 defeats.
Chelsea-Real Madrid was their last meeting
Tomorrow he will see you from his home in Paris. They are about to be six months since his last game. It was in the semi-final round of the Champions League between Real Madrid and Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. Match that led to the elimination of the white team from the Champions League.
Since then he has not set foot on a pitch again and there is still no date for his return. As Mundo Deportivo has learned, next week he could rejoin the training dynamics with PSG.
Always when the soleus of his left leg allows it. The same one that has been giving him problems since he underwent surgery to undergo surgery on the meniscus in his left knee.
Since it was operated last February, Ramos has been dragging problems with this area. Starting with his return match against Elche. Then it was with the national team when the soleo martyred him again at the end of the match between Spain against Kosovo and where he played only 4 minutes. In the exercise after the meeting, he felt a prick in the aforementioned soleus. And the last one was in the first leg of the semifinals
And since then it has been a nightmare for the Sevillian. Because as soon as the defender begins to train with a certain intensity, he immediately becomes inflamed, preventing him from continuing his process of rejoining the team’s dynamics. Immediately the medical services stop to prevent Sergio Ramos from breaking down.
Nor will Raphael Varane
Curiously, it will also be the first without the usual teammate in the white defense, the French Raphael Varane. The now Manchester United player was not due to injury in the last duel between the two last April in Valdebebas. A total of thirteen classics has played the Frenchman with a background of four wins, three draws and six defeats. The first was on March 2, 2013, with José Mourinho being the white coach.