He loves a red. Real Madrid have fallen to a shock 2-1 defeat home to La Liga stragglers Girona, with Sergio Ramos seeing red for a wild overhead kick attempt in the dying moments. It was the Spaniard's 25th red card for Madrid.
The loss leaves Real Madrid sitting in third place in the league, a massive nine points behind leaders Barcelona. Considering the Catalan side have only lost two games all season, it is quickly starting to look like an insurmountable lead.
The game actually started well for Los Blancos, with this header from Casemiro giving them the lead after 25 minutes.
They would give up their advantage just after the hour mark, with Ramos conceding this penalty. He blocked a goal-bound shot with his hand, earning his first yellow card of the afternoon in the process. Cristhian Stuani tucked away the resulting spot kick.
The visitors would take the lead in the 75th minute, with Portu heading home the rebound from a Courtois save. It could certainly be argued that the Belgian goalkeeper should do better here, palming the shot back into a dangerous position.
With Madrid chasing an equaliser late on, Sergio Ramos attempted a spectacular overhead kick. It didn't exactly go as planned. He would get nowhere near the ball as it was headed away by the Girona defender, getting a second yellow card for endangering an opponent.
It was hist first red card in over a year, but his 25th in Real Madrid colours.
This is the latest setback in what has been a very disappointing season for Madrid, and they are seemingly suffering from a major post-Ronaldo hangover. They defeated Ajax 2-1 in the Champions League in midweek, but many felt they were lucky to come away with a victory after being largely outplayed throughout the 90 minutes.
With the La Liga title looking increasingly beyond their reach, Real may now choose to put all their eggs in the Champions League basket once again.