Ramos provides Man City red card update

Ramos provides Man City red card update

Sergio Ramos was sent off in Real Madrid's 2-1 defeat reception to Manchester City within the Champions League, but the Spaniard wants to appeal his red card

Sergio Ramos is hoping Real Madrid will appeal the red card he received in last week’s Champions League defeat reception to Manchester City.

City picked up a memorable victory within the first leg of their last-16 clash with the Spanish giants, with late goals from Gabriel Jesus and Kevin de Bruyne swinging the game in their favor after Isco opened the scoring.

And to compound Zinedine Zidane’s misery at the Bernabeu, Ramos has brandished a red card late on for tripping Jesus as he raced through on goal.

The Madrid captain, then, will miss the all-important second leg at the Etihad on March 17.

But Ramos has insisted that Los Blancos “will check out any option of me playing therein match” and is desperate for the club to launch an appeal over his red card.

“For me, it had been a small touch,” he said after Sunday’s 2-0 El Clasico win over Barcelona.

“Any option of me playing that match, Madrid will check out and that I will apply pressure.

“The criteria are relative. Some say yes et al. say no.

“That's football and you can't go back. There's still an exquisite game to come.”

Real claimed an important win over Barca at the Bernabeu on Sunday which moved them a point clear of their arch-rivals at the highest of la Liga.

Vinicius broke the deadlock with 20 minutes remaining of the latest El Clasico installment before Mariano sealed the victory in stoppage time.

Barca defender Gerard Pique took a petty swipe at Madrid after the defeat, saying: “That was one among the worst Real Madrid displays that I've encountered at the Santiago Bernabeu within the first half.”

But Ramos hit back at his Spain center-back partner by replying: “Everyone’s opinion is respected. I might be happy to win every Clasico playing a primary half as bad as he says it had been.

“The plan was different. within the first half, we allow them to have the ball and within the second, we decided to travel forward. They weren't as fresh and that we began to create chances.”

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