Real Madrid would be third without Sergio Ramos' goals

Zidane's team would be way off the pace in the battle to win LaLiga Santander if it wasn't for the team's captain and match-winning saviour
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Sergio Ramos.

Sergio Ramos has almost single-handedly maintained Real Madrid in the title race. The seven goals which the captain has scored in the present edition of LaLiga Santander have been worth nine points for Zidane's side and without them, Real Madrid would now be languishing in third place, nine points behind Barcelona, four behind Sevilla and just one point ahead of Atlético and three ahead of Villarreal.

Sergio Ramos, master of the late winner

He was a hero Lisbon and crucial in helping the team will the Undécima; Ramos started the season with one of his special, last gasp game changers - it was his header which forced the UEFA Super Cup final against Sevilla into extra-time. He opened his league account for the season in the 5-2 home win over Osasuna in Week 3. That was the only occasion when the team didn't need him to come to their rescue. All of the other goals he has netted since then have been decisive.

He scored the equaliser against Villarreal in Week 5 before being sidelined with injury for six weeks, returning to the team in December to salvage a draw in El Clásico with an equaliser in the final minute. The following week, he provided more heroics - sending the Bernabéu delirious by hitting a stoppage time winner against Deportivo.

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'Ramos o'clock'

Into the New Year and Ramos' run continues: he netted a brace to give Madrid all three points against Málaga in Week 19. Then he eased the pressure on the team with a goal against Napoli in a tie which could have turned against Zidane's men (the second goal was accreditted as a Mertens own goal) and last night, he nodded in the winner with nine minutes left on the clock when the game seemed headed for a draw.

Only Cristiano Ronaldo's goals have had more effect on Madrid's position in the table - his 19 goals have been worth 10 points and he is followed by Morata: 8 goals, 8 points while Benzema and Bale's strikes have brought the team just three points.


Table PTS W D L
1Real Madrid 62 19 5 2
2Barcelona 60 18 6 3
3Sevilla 57 17 6 4
Full standing
Next matches
Athletic - Real Madrid S-18/03 16:15
Real Madrid - Alavés D-02/04 16:15
Leganés - Real Madrid X-05/04 00:00


  • Messi12Goals
  • Roque Mesa1007Passes
  • Illarramendi278Steals

*Update 13 de marzo de 2017

Los goles de Sergio Ramos esta temporada

Competition Match Res. Goals
UEFA Super Cup Real Madrid-Sevilla 3-2 1
LaLiga Santander Real Madrid-Osasuna 5-2 1
LaLiga Santander Real Madrid-Villarreal 1-1 1
LaLiga Santander Barcelona-Real Madrid 1-1 1
LaLiga Santander Real Madrid-Deportivo 3-2 1
Copa del Rey Sevilla-Real Madrid 3-3 1
LaLiga Santander Real Madrid-Málaga 2-1 2
Champions League Nápoles-Real Madrid 1-3 1*
LaLiga Santander Real Madrid-Betis 2-1 1

*UEFA accreditted Ramos' second goal to Mertens.

Standings La Liga without Ramos
1 Real Madrid 62 1 Barcelona 62
2 Barcelona 60 2 Sevilla 57
3 Sevilla 57 3 Real Madrid 53
4 Atlético 52 4 Atlético 52
5 Villarreal 48 5 Villarreal 50
6 Real Sociedad 48 6 Real Sociedad 48
7 Athletic 44 7 Athletic 44
8 Eibar 39 8 Eibar 39
9 Espanyol 39 9 Espanyol 39
10 Alavés 37 10 Alavés 37
11 Celta 35 11 Celta 35
12 Las Palmas 32 12 Las Palmas 32
13 Valencia 30 13 Valencia 30
14 Betis 28 14 Málaga 29
15 Deportivo 27 15 Betis 29
16 Málaga 26 16 Deportivo 28
17 Leganés 25 17 Leganés 25
18 Granada 19 18 Granada 19
19 Sporting 18 19 Sporting 18
20 Osasuna 10 20 Osasuna 10

*The teams Sergio Ramos has scored against appear in bold