Sergio Ramos' El Clasico Connection: From Mascot to Misery
In 2016, Lamine Yamal had an unforgettable moment when he held the hand of football legend Sergio Ramos in the Nou Camp tunnel. Little did they know that years later, their paths would cross again, but this time with a twist.
Fast forward to 2023, and Ramos found himself back on the field in a match-deciding moment. Barcelona, the team where Yamal now played, secured a 1-0 victory over Sevilla when Ramos accidentally netted an own goal in the 76th minute.
It was young Yamal's clever play that set the stage for this unexpected twist. But before we delve into the drama of that fateful night, let's rewind to the heartwarming beginning of their story.
As an eight-year-old, Yamal stood star-struck in the tunnel of the Nou Camp, holding hands with then-Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos. It was an El Clasico moment to remember, as Real Madrid went on to win the match 2-1.
Fast forward to 2023, and Ramos was back at the Nou Camp, but this time on the receiving end of misfortune. A video emerged of Yamal and Ramos holding hands before an El Clasico match in 2016, and it's a memory etched in both their minds.
On the fateful night in 2023, Ramos inadvertently scored the only goal of the game, but he wasn't to blame entirely. Yamal's pass initiated the sequence that led to Ramos' own goal. Ramos tried to intercept a cross but accidentally turned the ball into his own net.
The 16-year-old prodigy, now Barcelona's youngest-ever senior player, couldn't hide his joy as he celebrated his role in the decisive goal. Ramos, once a World Cup-winning captain for Spain, had inadvertently helped Barcelona secure a crucial win.
From mascot to making a Real Madrid legend score an own goal, Lamine Yamal's journey has been quite a ride.