Sergio Ramos played the full 90 minutes of this afternoon's 1-2 win over Athletic Club in Bilbao. Yet just 48 hours before the game, the Real Madrid skipper had been hooked up to a drip, being intravenously administered saline solution in Madrid's Sanitas-La Moraleja clinic in an attempt to ease a severe bout of gastroenteritis.
Ramos plays just hours after IV drip treatment
The gastroenteritis had prevented Ramos from training for most of last week and he was all but ruled out of the trip to San Mamés. At 23.00 hours on Thursday, the defender was admitted to the Sanitas-La Moraleja clinic for treatment. As Madrid were already without Pepe and Varane for the game, Ramos decided he was able enough to take to the pitch even though he hadn't eaten anything all day.