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Sergio Ramos scores own goal to gift Barcelona 1-0 win over Sevilla in Spanish league

The 37-year-old Ramos returned to Sevilla, his boyhood club, this month after leaving Paris Saint-Germain. Barcelona’s fans jeered Ramos early in the game because of his past stint with Real Madrid

Sergio Ramos
Sevilla's Sergio Ramos laments scoring an own goal to lose against FC Barcelona.Quique García (EFE)

Sergio Ramos scored an own goal to give Barcelona a 1-0 win at home over Sevilla in the Spanish league on Friday.

The veteran center back inadvertently turned in a headed pass by Lamine Yamal into Sevilla’s goal in the 76th minute.

The 37-year-old Ramos returned to Sevilla, his boyhood club, this month after leaving Paris Saint-Germain. Barcelona’s fans jeered Ramos early in the game because of his past stint with Real Madrid, where he played 45 “clasico” games against the Catalan club between 2005-21.

After an evenly matched first half, Barcelona was pressing Sevilla into its box when the 16-year-old Lamal helped produce the breakthrough. Yamal was trying to head a lobbed pass by substitute Ferran Torres to teammate Fermin López when it hit Ramos and deflected into the net.

The victory lifted Barcelona back on top of the league table. Barcelona leads Girona by one point and Madrid by two before they play one another on Saturday.

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