Sergio Ramos gives up penalty to let Alvaro Morata score for Spain in brilliant gesture

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The Spain captain had already scored from the spot against Sweden and gave up his chance of a second to let Morata find the back of the net instead

Sergio Ramos has been praised by football fans for his classy gesture to team-mate Alvaro Morata in Spain’s 3-0 win over Sweden.

Following a goalless first-half in their Euro 2020 qualifier, Ramos opened the scoring from the penalty spot on 65 minutes.

Ramos scored a penalty and then let Morata take one in a kind gesture

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Ramos scored a penalty and then let Morata take one in a kind gesture

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Spain were awarded another penalty with five minutes remaining, but rather than taking the chance to double his goal tally, Ramos passed on the spot kit to Morata instead.

The Chelsea striker, who is on loan at Atletico Madrid until the end of next season, looked genuinely surprised when his skipper passed him the ball.

Morata made no mistake from 12 yards, as he netted to make it three international goals in 2019.

Substitute Mikel Oyarzabal added a third two minutes later.


After the match, Morata, who had his home burgled last week while his wife and children were inside, thanked Ramos.

“I did not even ask him [about the penalty] because Sergio always wants to put all the possible goals,” Morata said. “But he has made an incredible gesture. I thank him and he knows what I think of him.”

Before kick-off, Ramos was presented with a commemorative plate after surpassing former team-mate Iker Casillas’ record for most international wins by a player with 123.

La Roja’s victory moved them five points clear of opponents Sweden in Euro 2020 qualifying group F, with four wins from their four matches played so far.





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