Sergio Ramos (foto: Uradni Twitter profil kluba/zveze)
In a dramatic turn of events that has captured the attention of football aficionados worldwide, Sergio Ramos, the legendary Spanish defender, made a triumphant return to Sevilla FC, the club where his illustrious career began.
Ramos's second debut for the Andalusian club was marked by a game-saving intervention against Las Palmas, contributing to Sevilla's 1-0 victory and their first three points of the La Liga season.
The 35-year-old defender, who has had stints with PSG and Real Madrid and has been a cornerstone of the Spanish national team, returned to Sevilla after nearly 18 years. His reentry into the squad has led to Serbian international Nemanja Gudelj being relegated to the bench.
Ramos was greeted with a standing ovation at the Sánchez Pizjuán Stadium, indicating that Sevilla fans have moved past the circumstances of his 2005 departure. The highlight of the match came when Ramos made an extraordinary goal-line clearance at a crucial moment. Serbian goalkeeper Marko Dmitrović had already committed to a save and was out of position for a follow-up, leaving the net vulnerable. Ramos's timely intervention kept the score level at 0-0, setting the stage for Sevilla's eventual win.
The return of Ramos to Sevilla is seen as a significant boost for the club's
La Liga and European ambitions. His experience and leadership qualities are expected to be invaluable assets as the season progresses. On the other hand, the relegation of Nemanja Gudelj to the bench raises questions about his future role in the team.
Sergio Ramos's heroic return to Sevilla has not only reinvigorated the team but also added a layer of intrigue to the unfolding La Liga season. His game-saving play against Las Palmas is already being hailed as one of the moments of the season, a testament to the enduring class of the Spanish defender.