Sergio Ramos and Ansu Fati topple landmarks in a record-breaking El Clasico

first_imgAdvertisement 92aNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsj6xvWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E1hu5( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) av5Would you ever consider trying this?😱51zl8Can your students do this? 🌚a5pRoller skating! Powered by Firework Real Madrid captain played his 43rd El Clasico, passing Sanchís, Gento and Xavi, while Barça’s young forward made his debut in the fixture aged just 17Advertisement  Advertisement Wednesday’s El Clasico shaped up to be the most equal stand-off in years, and that’s exactly how it played out on the pitch. The 0-0 final score kept both teams neck and neck at the top of the table with almost half the LaLiga Santander season in the books. However, two records were broken in last night’s game, with Sergio Ramos and Ansu Fati the record-breakers.  Advertisement  Real Madrid captain Ramos became the all-time El Clasico appearance leader, with 43. The Seville native has made almost a half-century of appearances in world football’s biggest game over the last 15 years. Until last night he shared the appearance title with legends such as Manolo Sanchis, Paco Gento (both Real Madrid) and Xavi Hernandez (Barcelona). Real Madrid president Florentino Perez presented him with a commemorative shirt in the dressing room following the match.    Wednesday night’s match also saw Lionel Messi inch further up in the all-time appearance rankings. The Argentine number 10, the fixture’s all-time top scorer, played his 42nd Clasico, drawing level with the aforementioned Sanchis, Gento and Xavi. Just one behind Ramos, everything points to these two continuing their duel to see who ultimately sets the record for years to come.   Curiously, the match also produced another record at the other end of the experience scale. Barcelona’s Ansu Fati, who came on as a second half substitute for Antoine Griezmann, became the youngest player to appear in El Clasico in the 21st century. At the age of just 17 years and 48 days, Fati made his El Clasico debut even before Bojan Krkic (17 years and 117 days).   Advertisementlast_img read more

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first_imgBOB BAFFERT, GIMME DA LUTE, WINNER: “First time I ran him, I completely had forgotten that he was a Cal-bred . . . Somebody forgot to give me that memo, so here we are. We have different options with him. He’ll determine where we run next. He was working great. We’re looking for bigger and better things.” NOTES: The winning owners/breeders are Mike Pegram, Karl Watson and Paul Weitman. MIKE PEGRAM, PART OWNER/BREEDER, GIMME DA LUTE, WINNER: “Winning inCalifornia is always great, especially having a Cal-bred here. We bred Casino Gold in Kentucky and brought her to California specifically to be foaled here so we could run this colt as a Cal-bred. It’s always good when plans work like you hope, and the way he won today, I can’t wait for him to run again. But you never want to get ahead of yourself in this sport.” -30- JOCKEY QUOTESMARTIN GARCIA, GIMME DA LUTE, WINNER: “It was easy today. He’s been learning. The last two times he ran he was a baby. He’s still a baby but he’s more mature now and I was just cruising with him. When I asked him to go he just took off.”TRAINER QUOTESlast_img read more