Published: Thu, September 20, 2018
Sport | By Floyd Cook

Real Madrid's Sergio Ramos overtakes Paul Scholes for most UCL cautions

Real Madrid's Sergio Ramos overtakes Paul Scholes for most UCL cautions

The Portuguese forward, who has netted 121 goals on his way to lifting the trophy five times, was shown a straight red card by German referee Felix Brych after a seemingly innocuous tangle with a Valencia player in the box.

It was the 11th red card of his career, but his first in 154 Champions League appearances and came just days after the 33-year-old had scored his first two goals for Juventus at the weekend in a 2-1 win over Sassuolo in Serie A.

Ramos, 32, passes former Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes as the most cautioned player in the competition and also holds the record for the most yellow cards in a single Champions League campaign, picking up five bookings in the 2010-11 and 2012-13 seasons.

This post will be updated. Gareth had a great game but I won't focus on one or two, I think the whole team played well on and off the ball, we had lots of chances.

Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri insisted it shouldn't have been a red card, and lamented the fact that video technology has yet to be introduced into the Champions League, as it has been in Serie A. VAR was also used at the World Cup in Russian Federation this year.

Real Madrid host Roma at Santiago Bernabeu in Madrid in their first UEFA Champions League group stage match. His place was taken by Ronaldo at the time.

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"I would say it was nearly ideal, I'll keep the goal chances that we have created".

"But in my opinion I would give it to Cristiano Ronaldo because he has been the best throughout last season".

Juventus won the game 2-0.

Valencia were even awarded a third spot-kick of the match deep into injury-time but Daniel Parejo missed.

Penalties either side of halftime by Miralem Pjanic sealed the points for the visitors as Valencia's return to European competition after a two-year absence fell flat.

Valencia probed but even when Daniele Rugani collided with Gabriel for a third penalty, Parejo's shot was saved by Wojciech Szczesny.

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