Real Madrid skipper Sergio Ramos has been criticised for his shady tackling on the ground of late. Ramos injuring Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah’s shoulder in the final of UEFA Champions League 2018 was one of the most-talked about moments of the year. But it seems like Ramos has found his match in Atletico Madrid’s new recruit Diego Costa.
In the UEFA Super Cup final, Costa wreaked havoc on Real Madrid by scoring twice in the match. The former Chelsea star opened the scoring in the first minute and scored the equaliser in the 79th minute to take the game into extra time.
But it was in the 64th minute, Costa went head-on against Ramos. In the follow through, it almost looked like that Costa kicked Ramos in the head.
Here’s how Twitterati reacted to the incident –
Sergio Ramos getting “accidentally” kicked in the head by Diego Costa
— Roar Of The Kop (@_RoarOfTheKop_) August 15, 2018
Here’s how Twitterati reacted to it –
What goes around comes back around. pic.twitter.com/YJlsCs0DUH
— Soccer Memes (@SoccerMemes) August 16, 2018
What a dribbling from Diego Costa, he rolled Ramos as a ball pic.twitter.com/VSasSLLiaU
— Castle of the Kop (@castleofthekop) August 15, 2018
Diego Costa is incredible. He could start a fight at a funeral.
— Paddy Power (@paddypower) August 15, 2018
Diego Costa, the best player in the world pic.twitter.com/YkNuhoxJ5n
— Bado (@DobaDioum) August 15, 2018
Diego Costa bullying Real Madrid while Alvaro Morata is at home painting his wifes toenails.
— Connor (@CS_CFC) August 15, 2018
Thibaut Courtois on joining Real Madrid:
“I am here to win everything…”
DIEGO COSTA:… pic.twitter.com/46TGkw94Gr
— LARUE (@LeonardoLarue) August 15, 2018
— dermot canty (@canters60) August 15, 2018
Diego Costa stepped on my head pic.twitter.com/GPq32UQ1T3
— HassanF (@GOATSeedorf) August 15, 2018
sergio ramos rolling like the way Neymar was rolling in the worldcup diego costa pic.twitter.com/KhNR767v6h
— IG: @DENNISBRANDON4 (@dennisbrandon4) August 16, 2018
Hi @SergioRamos Diego Costa is not Salah
You were chasing wrong person
— Mr Sarriball ( Chelsea news ) (@Mrsarriball) August 16, 2018
The announcer said, ” only he (Diego Costa) knows if it was on purpose.” Wrong. I know. 100% on purpose! It was Diego Costa! Plus, Ramos never fouls! #realmadrid #diegocosta #sergioramos #dirty #futbol pic.twitter.com/mZhskKmJ4R
— Mike Garrett (@mikegarrettt) August 16, 2018
Atletico Madrid won the match 4-2 in the end, lifting the UEFA Super Cup trophy. Saul Niguez scored in the 98th minute followed by Koke extending the lead in 104th minute.
This was Real Madrid’s first final without their star forward Cristiano Ronaldo and manager Zinedine Zidane. Under Zidane, Real had never conceded four goals in a match. It seems like tough times are ahead for the Spanish giant in La Liga.