Sergio Ramos is a fixture at ‘Clasico’ meetings in the twenty-first century. The defender has appeared in many eras and against a variety of players who have played for the archrivals. He will be unavailable for Real Madrid’s game against Barcelona at the Di Stefano stadium this weekend. His injury causes him to miss one of the games that he looks forward to every year. Since joining the club in 2005, he has always participated in it. Read more about El Clasico here.
Using BeSoccer Pro data, we can see that Real Madrid has played Barcelona 47 times in all competitions since then. Ramos had been in 45 of them, starting both of them. He’s just been late twice. The first occurred during the 2010-11 season, in the second leg of the Champions League semi-final. The match ended 1-1, but Pep Guardiola’s men advanced thanks to a controversial 0-2 first-leg win.
The second time was during the 2012-13 Copa del Rey semi-final first-leg clash. It was once again 1-1, but this time Madrid advanced with a 1-3 victory in the second leg.
As a result, two draws were made on the only two occasions that Sergio Ramos was not involved in a ‘Clasico.’ This weekend will be the first time he has missed a La Liga match. In league matches versus Barcelona, he has nine victories, seven draws, and 15 defeats. He will miss out on his 46th ‘Clasico,’ which ensures that if Leo Messi plays this Saturday, he will tie the defender.
Sergio Ramos has appeared in 45 of the 47 ‘Clasicos’ since joining Real Madrid, but he will be unable to face Barcelona on Saturday. They are the team he has played against the most since returning in 2005, and it will be the first time he has missed a ‘Clasico’ in La Liga, according to BeSoccer Pro.