Viktoria Plzen - Real Madrid

Ramos up to third in club's all-time European Cup victory rankings

See video

NEWS | 07/11/2018 | Antonio M. Leal

"We are on the right path and it is crucial that we keep winning", explained the captain.
Sergio Ramos started in the win over Viktoria Plzen, meaning he has now won 72 European Cup games. This puts him third on the all-time list of madridistas in the competition. At the end of the game he spoke to the press: "It is important to keep winning. There was a lot of tension but we're on the right path now and must not stray".

"I have a few muscle pains over the last few weeks and today was a good chance to give others some minutes. I had a great time with my teammates on the bench".

"I have the chance to do my talking out on the pitch every three days. I will be eternally grateful to the Bernabéu. If you spend 14 seasons here and the crowd jeer you a bit it keeps you level headed and grounded. I can take the rough with the smooth pretty well".

Let's hope that this is the start of a really positive run.

"We shouldn't be looking to weigh up what Julen and Solari each offer. We've got to be calm and the way to do that is by winning football matches. Let's hope that this is the start of a really positive run".

Incident with Havel
"It was unintentional. I would never go out to hurt a fellow professional. I catch him on the nose and I know from experience that it's a delicate area. At the end of the game, I went to find him in the dressing room but he wasn't there. Let's hope that he recovers as soon as possible".

Maiden win
Ramos claimed his first win back in September 2005 in a meeting with Olympiacos at the Bernabéu. Since then he's gone on to lift four European Cup crowns. What's more, he's the only captain in the club's history to have captured the title three times. As for his goalscoring exploits, he has plundered 11 goals in the competition, including the decisive efforts he netted in the finals of the Décima and Undécima triumphs.

Only two madridistas top Ramos' record of wins in the European Cup: Casillas (90) and Raúl (74). The defender sits ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo, who managed 71. In the current squad, Marcelo (62) and Benzema (61) occupy fifth and seventh in the rankings.