Someone at UEFA had some fun with the seating plan at today's draw for the Champions League draw: players nominated for the Goalkeeper, Defender, Midfielder, and Forward of the Year awards were put sitting together. That meant that Keylor Navas was sitting behind his clubmate Luka Modric, while Mo Salah was sitting in front of...Sergio Ramos.
When Ramos went to the stage to collect his award, the camera angle used was such that it wasn't clear whether he applauded Ramos, as he had with Modric and Navas. When Ramos returned to his seat, however, he did tap Salah's shoulder - the shoulder Ramos injured during last year's final.
Ramos then shared congratulations with Keylor Navas and Modric, while Salah refused to turn around.
— Rav (@rav23ldn) August 30, 2018
— Sean McPolin (@SeanMcPolin1) August 30, 2018
Fair to say it didn't go unnoticed:
On his way back to his seat, Ramos gave a soft rub on Mohamed Salah's shoulder, the Liverpool man bravely sitting in the seat in front
— AS English (@English_AS) August 30, 2018
Ramos touched Salah on the shoulder as he sat down after getting his defender of the season award. The man's shithousery is off the chart.
— Sachin Nakrani (@SachinNakrani) August 30, 2018
Liverpool and Madrid were kept apart in the group stage draw: Real landed Roma and CSKA Moscow, while Liverpool got PSG and Napoli.