The football world has witnessed a remarkable shift as two legendary figures, Sergio Ramos and Lionel Messi, who once were fierce opponents in El Clasico, have joined forces at Paris Saint-Germain (PSG). Ramos, who made a name for himself with Sevilla in the mid-2000s and later joined Real Madrid, faced off against Messi in numerous La Liga encounters for 16 seasons. An incredible 26 goals in all competitions against Los Blancos made Lionel Messi a constant thorn in Sergio Ramos’ side, widely considered the greatest player of all time.
However, in 2021, the tables turned as both players sealed transfers to PSG at the expiration of their contracts in Spain. In their first season in the French capital, the duo faced some difficulties with Ramos struggling with injuries and Messi unable to replicate his usual goal-scoring form. But this season, they are back with a vengeance, with Ramos anchoring the defense and Messi scoring and assisting at will.
Ramos, who has won the Champions League four times with Real Madrid, admitted that he was relieved to be on the same team as Messi.
“There was suffering for several years playing against Messi. I am now enjoying him. He is the best player football has ever produced.”Sergio Ramos
With PSG leading the Ligue 1 table by five points and on the path to Coupe de France glory, the partnership of Ramos and Messi has the potential to make history. If the team can win its first Champions League crown, it will cement the duo’s place in the club’s folklore and solidify their status as two of the greatest players of all time.
As the football world watches on, the former Barcelona star and Ramos will aim to leave their mark on the game and make PSG a dominant force in Europe. Fans of Barca and Barcelona news will certainly be following their progress closely.