Ramos leads Madrid in defense_ and from the penalty spot

BARCELONA, Spain (Parlay Game) – With his intimidating physical style, Sergio Ramos has long had the reputation of dominating the region.

Now the real Madrid The defender, who sadly holds the Spanish record of 19 red cards in his career in the Spanish league, can also boast of being among the best players to qualify for the penalty spot.

Ramos has made all eight shots that he has taken this season.

His last penalty restored Madrid's advantage to a 3-1 draw in the Madrid derby on Saturday. The goal was part of an impressive performance of Ramos, who also set up From Casemiro first goal by jumping over three opponents and anchoring a defense that conceded very little chances of scoring at a Atletico Madrid programming that has not been lost at home all season.

"I take responsibility (to take the penalties) with immense pleasure," said Ramos after the victory that allowed Madrid to overtake Atletico and take second place in the championship behind Barcelona.

"We can only hope that there will be many more to come and I continue to convert them."

Cristiano Ronaldo's departure for Juventus last summer gave Ramos the opportunity to demonstrate his shooting skills. Ramos does not rely solely on pure power: he often opts for the finesse of the kick "paneka", when the shooter on goal deceives the goalkeeper by acting first hesitantly before moving gently to the center of the ball.

Ramos has not always had such good results in the field.

In the 2012 UEFA Champions League semi-finals, Ramos was one of three Madrid players, alongside Ronaldo and Kaka, who missed their defeat attempts against Bayern Munich. The maid of Ramos was blatant, her breath having gone well on the bar.

Ramos continued to practice.

His shot from the penalty box against Atletico Jan Oblak placed between the post and the goalkeeper's extended gloves. It was the 11th goal of the Ramos season, setting a new personal best for the goals scored in one season – and it is far from over. His previous precedent was 10 goals in 2016-17.

"We knew that he would give us a goal," Madrid goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois I said.

Madrid faces Ajax in the Champions League on Wednesday and is aiming for its fourth consecutive title.

MORATA & # 39; S BLUES

Alvaro Morata has not yet had an impact since returning from Chelsea Spain, this time in an Atletico uniform.

Morata has been ineffective against Madrid, another of his former clubs, and has scored no goals since entering Atletico.

He showed good skills in finishing by skillfully controlling a long pass before throwing the ball over Courtois, but the goal was canceled after a video review.

The Atletico season is now linked to the Champions League, where it will face Juventus in the round of 16 in 16 weeks.

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