Nations League: Ramos Misses Two Penalties In Spain Draw With Switzerland

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TOPSHOT - Spain's defender Sergio Ramos celebrates after scoring a penalty during the UEFA Euro 2020 group F qualifying football match between Spain and Sweden at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on June 10, 2019. (Photo by PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOU / AFP)
Nations League: Ramos Misses Two Penalties In Spain Draw With Switzerland - Vantage News Nigeria
TOPSHOT – Spain’s defender Sergio Ramos celebrates after scoring a penalty during the UEFA Euro 2020 group F qualifying football match between Spain and Sweden at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on June 10, 2019. (Photo by PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOU / AFP)

Defender, Sergio Ramos missed two penalties in Spain’s UEFA Nations League game against Switzerland played on Saturday.

The 34-year-old Real Madrid captain, who made history on the night by making his 177th appearance for Spain did not have the night he would have expected.

With his 177th appearances for Spain, Ramos surpasses the record held by Italy’s Gianluigi Buffon, who has 176 as the most capped European player in history.

Ramos, whose first spot kick in the 57th minute was saved by Swiss goalkeeper, Yann Summer, also dreadfully attempted a ‘Panenka’ in the second penalty played in the 80th minute of the game as Spain trailed by a lone goal.

In defense of his captain, Spain coach, Luis Enrique, said, “Sergio’s numbers for penalties are out of this world, If there had been a third penalty, he would have taken that one as well.”

Ramos, who has scored 25 penalties in a row, put his team in a very difficult situation as they must beat Germany in Sevilla on Tuesday to qualify for the last four.

Gerard Moreno scored an 89th minute equaliser to deny Switzerland all three points in the League A group 4 match played in Basel.

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