Ramos, captain of Real Madrid, was replaced after the break by Nacho Fernández in the derby, after receiving a very strong blow to the nose in the first half. Shortly after, the white club confirmed that it suffers a fracture of the nasal septum. Ramos was injured when he looked for the goal in the 36th minute. He tried to head off a pass from Casemiro and Lucas Hernández, in his attempt to clear the ball, hit hard the face of the Madrid captain, who was lying on the grass. It took a few minutes to return to the field and finished the first half with cottons on the nose that blocked the bleeding. When he arrived at the dressing room and, after being checked by the doctors, he left his place to Nacho.
Yesterday he played his first game in the Metropolitan Wanda, the 38th derby of his career, and suffered that fracture of the nasal septum in a play in the area rojiblanca that the Real Madrid considered, in addition, penalty, in a duel that stood alone for football of Isco.
Ramos cried with anger at the break of the derby. He wanted to continue, but the broken nose prevented him from doing so. The captain of Real Madrid was “outraged”. Lucas had smashed his face with his boot. “I’m broken and they do not whistle anything, when it was a very clear penalty.” The central one was injured when he looked for the goal in the 36th minute. He tried to head off a pass from Casemiro and Lucas Hernández, in his attempt to clear the ball, hit hard the face of the Madrid captain, who was lying on the grass. It took a few minutes to return to the field and finished the first half with cottons on the nose that blocked the bleeding. When he arrived at the dressing room and, after being checked by the doctors, he left his place to Nacho. Ramos wanted to play, but they stopped him. His tearful face also betrayed the pain of a serious injury to the bones of his nose.
The doctors of the white club immediately transferred him to the Valdebebas medical center for a more precise review. What at first appeared to be a rupture became a fracture of the nasal septum. Zidane was informed of it. “They hit me with a kick, they smash my nose and they do not call the penalty,” the Sevillian commented to the doctors in an explosion of impotence. Today the medical tests have specified the situation of the fracture of the septum and it seems that the Sevillian will not go through the operating room. Ramos hopes to reappear soon. A decade ago he suffered a similar ailment and was predicted three months out. The Andalusian returned to the courts very soon. He put a protection on his nose and competed, despite the danger it meant for a center that uses the aerial game in multiple actions.
There was a controversial second play in the area of Atletico that was not punished as a penalty, clear hands of Juanfran, who raised an arm ostensibly. Despite the double damage, Zidane and his players did not complain about the refereeing at the end of the match. “I have not seen the plays, but I have nothing to say, the referee made his labro and that’s it,” argued the French coach with a sportiness that should be an example for many other professionals in football. Only Marcelo made mention of Juanfran’s action, and because he was remembered by a journalist.
Outside the controversy, the best footballer on the pitch was Isco. Two years ago he was a substitute. Today is the leader of Real Madrid. The man who has arrogated to himself the virtues of Modric and Kroos to melt them all together and give gold passes for all three. His name is Francisco Alarcón, he was born in Arroyo de la Miel and he gave a lesson in football at the Metropolitano that was left without a prize.
It is Zidane who knew how to take advantage of an Andalusian talent that for years survived in the dark, with mere Guadiana brilliance, to play in positions delayed area. The French moved him in the scheme of the set. He told him as soon as he arrived that he had him, he anticipated James in the line-ups and placed him as a half point, on the edge of the enemy area, to exploit all his genius with passes and dribbling in the moment of truth. The result of that role change is that you see the best Isco of your career. Such was the domain of the Andalusian ball in the Metropolitano that Juanfran was waiting for his band, he did not enter, because he always exceeded in dribbling. Simeone was desgañitaba: “Juanfran, we must enter.” Isco was the best, but his football did not get the reward deserved goal.
It remains to be determined if Sevilla’s injury requires surgery, but wants to play as soon as possible; eleven years ago he was predicted three months off and returned in a few days to competition
The white captain was changed at rest and the previous diagnosis was clear: fracture of the nose. He was taken from the rojiblanco stadium to the medical center of Valdebebas to be checked by the doctors and the injury, painful, will force to take stockings from today, after the radiological tests that will be performed on the player. It remains to be determined if it needs an operation. The defender already suffered a similar ailment eleven years ago and surprised everyone, as it was predicted that he would be low for three months and the Sevillian reappeared very soon when competing with a nasal protection. That courage of the center will be repeated on this occasion. At the expense of what the doctors decide according to the tests, the leader of the Real Madrid squad will try to compete again as soon as possible with a protective mask. A risky decision, because it is a defense and the aerial jump is constant in its position. In principle he will not play in Cyprus on Tuesday against Apoel, in the Champions League match. Then, we’ll see, because with Ramos everything is possible.