Seville defender Sergio Ramos (37) gave FC Barcelona victory.
Sevilla lost 0-1 to Barcelona in the 8th round of La Liga in the 2023-24 season held at Luis Companis Stadium at the Olympic Games in Barcelona, Spain, at 4 a.m. on the 30th (Korean time). As a result, Sevilla stayed in 12th place, while Barcelona ran in 1st place with 6 wins, 2 draws, and 8 games undefeated.
The first goal of this game came at an unexpected moment. In the 31st minute of the second half, Barcelona striker Ramin Yamal’s header pass hit Ramos’ foot and went into the Seville goal. Ramos cupped his face. There were no additional scores from either team. Ramos’ own goal became the winning goal.
Ramos scored three own goals in La Liga alone. The previous two own goals came while he was with Real Madrid, and the opponent was Sevilla. This own goal was scored in the Barcelona goal by a member of Sevilla.레고토토
Ramos recorded 5 clearances, 2 interceptions, and 1 shot block during the full 90 minutes on this day. The aerial ball duel success rate was 100%, and the pass success rate was 88%. He showed a skillful performance as a veteran defender, but was defeated by a single own goal.
In addition, Sevilla once again proved that it is Barcelona’s prey. There has been no win against Barcelona for 8 years. Since their 2-1 win in October 2015, they have had 4 draws and 11 losses in 15 matches against Barcelona until this game. In particular, his last three games have not resulted in a single goal.
Barcelona won a somewhat difficult victory. It has been 16 years since the team won with a score of 1-0 thanks to an own goal. The most recent own goal victory was in 2007 against Mallorca, where Fernando Navarro scored an own goal and won 1-0.
Ramos, who scored the only goal on the day, is a veteran defender who joined Sevilla as a free agent earlier this month. Initially, he was offered an astronomical salary of 20 million euros (about 29 billion won) from Saudi Arabia, but he decided to return to his former team, Sevilla, after 18 years.
The salary contracted with Sevilla is 5% of the salary proposed by the Saudi club. Ramos chose romance over money. In an interview about his return to Sevilla, Ramos said, “I have been a Sevilla fan since I was young. His mind doesn’t change. “Today, returning to Seville, is one of the most beautiful days of my life,” he said, adding, “I always made team decisions based on my heart, not money,” impressing fans.