Sergio Ramos made his 100th goal for the Los Blancos as they’ve beaten Inter Milan 3-2 on Tuesday night to maintain their chances of qualifying from Champions League Group B.
A busy first half occured between the two teams as Marco Asensio had a shot tipped over the bar by keeper Samir Handanovic with just three minutes played, before Nicolo Barella hit the woodwork with a header and Arturo Vidal fired into the side netting.
Karim Benzema was the one who opened the scoring, pouncing on Achraf Hakimi’s poor back-pass, then Ramos pushed Madrid’s lead to 2-0 at the 33rd-minute with a header over Toni Kroos’ corner. Lautaro Martinez then pulled a goal back just a minute later after Barella’s backheel flick.
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After the break, Inter Milan tied the scoreboard through Ivan Perisic at the 68th-minute mark before 19-year-old prodigy Rodrygo received a low cross from Vinicius Junior and shot the ball to the top corner to secure the victory for Real Madrid.
Ramos may have proven himself deserving a spot in Real Madrid history as the highest-scoring defender, but for him, it’s just the icing on the cake.
“I’m really pleased. For me, it’s a cluster of emotions. I’m very happy on a personal level, as you say, to have reached the 100-goal mark. At the end of the day, individual prizes always come second, but it’s really pleasing to be recognized for scoring 100 goals after so many intense years and so many sacrifices,” he said after their win.
Ramos is only the 21st player to score 100 goals for Real Madrid, tying with Fernando Morientes. He is currently five goals behind Gareth Bale and four off Cristiano Ronaldo.
Real Madrid now occupies the No. 3 spot in Group B of the table with a total of four points, and will be looking to rely on Ramos’ all-around expertise in their next encounter with Valencia on Sunday in La Liga.