Sergio Ramos has played in 45 of the 47 ‘Clasicos’ since joining Real Madrid, but he will not be able to play against Barcelona on Saturday.
They are the team he has faced the most since arriving in 2005 and it will be the first time he will miss a ‘Clasico’ in La Liga, BeSoccer Pro reveals.
Sergio Ramos is a regular in ‘Clasico’ meetings in the 21st century. The defender has experienced different eras and played against several different players who have played for the arch rivals.
This weekend he will be unavailable for Real Madrid’s game at home to Barca at the Di Stefano stadium. His injury forces him to miss one of those games that the player wants to play in every year. He has always taken part in it since joining the club since 2005.
Desde que Ramos llegó al Madrid en 2005, se han jugado 47 ‘Clásicos’. 45 los jugó el camero (el que más de la historia), siempre de titular.
Se perdió uno en Champions (2011, 1-1)
Se perdió uno en Copa (2013, 1-1)
Este será el primero que se pierde de Liga. pic.twitter.com/iv1aVKNLHB
— Manu Heredia (@ManuHeredia21) April 8, 2021
We use BeSoccer Pro info to see that Real Madrid have played 47 times against Barca in all competitions since then. Ramos had played 45 of them and started all of them.
He has only missed it twice. The first was in the 2010-11 season in the Champions League semi-final second leg. The match ended 1-1, but a controversial first leg victory 0-2 for Pep Guardiola’s men sent RM out.
The second time was a Copa del Rey semi-final first leg tie in the 2012-13. It was once again 1-1, but this time Madrid went through after a 1-3 win in the second leg.
Therefore, two draws on the only two times that Sergio Ramos has not been present in a ‘Clasico’. This weekend will be the first time that he will not be in a La Liga clash. His numbers are not good in league matches against Barca: nine wins, seven draws and 15 losses.
He will miss out on what would have been his 46th ‘Clasico’ and that means if Leo Messi plays this Saturday, he will go level with the defender.