Sergio Ramos was shown a the 26th red card of his Real Madrid career as the Spanish side's defence dramatically imploded against Manchester City .
Despite taking the lead though Isco, Zinedine Zidane's side capitulated and conceded goals via a Gabriel Jesus headed and Kevin de Bruyne penalty after Raheem Sterling was brought down by Dani Carvajal.
Ramos was then adjudged to have hauled Jesus down, thus earning his fourth red card in the Champions League , tying Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Edgar Davids for the most received in the competition.
The majority of fans on social media slammed the veteran centre back, with a large percentage of them appearing to be Liverpool fans still angry over the injury sustained by Mohamed Salah in a tangle with Ramos in the 2018 Champions League final.
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"Most overrated Defender ever. He wouldn’t get these reds if he had the positioning, Reading of the game & decision making of the stature of defender people make him out to be," tweeted one viewer.
"Biggest fraud in Spanish football, glad he got another Red card, well done City and that's from LFC fan," wrote a Liverpool supporter.
"Most overrated player ever. Fraud," added a third.
Another Reds supporter seemed pleased with the result, writing: "Well done city ….good riddance to Ramos ….from a Liverpool fan."
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One viewer had an alternative view and implied that Jesus had made the most of minimal conact from the Real skipper.
"I know one of Ramos' main characteristics is playing dirty, but I think Jesus exaggerated here, Ramos barely touched him," argued another.
Prior to the match Manchester City playmaker David Silva had admitted he would like to see Ramos plying his trade at the Etihad.
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"I have many colleagues and colleagues from the national team, who I enjoyed lots of things with," he said when asked to name one Real Madrid player he’d like to join him at City.
"In this case it would be Sergio. I've known him a long time, he's a leader and would be good for us."
City are searching for a maiden Champions League triumph, with added impetus given by the looming two-year ban from UEFA.
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