Sergio Ramos has said he is only starting to appreciate now what a special moment in the club’s history it was when he scored the equalising goal in the Champions League final for Real Madrid.
Los Blancos were trailing 1-0 to city rivals Atletico de Madrid heading into the 93rd minute in Lisbon when Ramos popped up from the back and headed in from a corner to break Atletico hearts and send Madridistas wild.
Carlo Ancelotti’s men then ran away with it in extra-time, with Gareth Bale, Marcelo and Cristiano Ronaldo all adding to the scoresheet as Diego Simeone’s men had nothing left in the tank.
The celebrations after the final whistle went long into the night in Lisbon and back in Madrid as Los Blancos finally ended their 12-year wait to win La Decima, their 10th European crown.
Speaking to Marca this week, Ramos said he didn’t realise the importance of the goal at the time but looking back, it was written in the stars. He also revealed he watches the goal every day now.
“It was written in the stars that it had to happen, from a corner or a free kick, or something. That Champions League was coming to Madrid, to the Bernabéu. Scoring that goal was one of the most important moments in my life,” he stated.
“Maybe I didn’t enjoy it that much at the time, but nowadays I often wake up, put on the video and watch it over and over again. I still remember it and not a day goes by without me getting goose bumps.”
Just like Ramos, I watch that video twice almost every day…