SERGIO RAMOS bizarrely conceded one of three penalties as Real Madrid crashed to a shock 4-1 defeat at Valencia.
The Los Blancos captain intentionally swatted the ball away from Yunus Musah’s path which did not go unnoticed by VAR.
Sergio Ramos endured a difficult evening in Real’s defeat[/caption]
But in truth, Zinedine Zidane’s side were already dead and buried before Carlos Soler bagged his hat-trick from the spot.
Valencia showed their threat early on after Denis Cheryshev showed pace and skill to deliver a teasing cross which Madrid scrambled clear.
But just when Valencia got themselves into gear, Karim Benzema carried out a special finish by curling the ball past Jaume Domenech from 20-yards on 23 minutes to open the scoring.
Unfazed but the Frenchman’s class, the hosts continued to pile pressure on Madrid’s defence and was rewarded when Lucas Vazquez handled Jose Gaya’s cross for a penalty.
Thibaut Courtois saved Soler’s attempt onto the post, but made no mistake second time around when the referee allowed it to be taken again for encroachment.
Things then went from bad to worse for the defending champions, after Varne then deflected a cross into his own net two minutes before the break.
With the wind in their sails, Valencia were not finished.
They started the second-half much as they finished the first – on top.
Carlos Soler bagged a hat-trick of penalties[/caption]
Soler made no mistake with his three kicks to cap a memorable evening[/caption]
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Lee Kang-in turned Ramos and then forced Courtois to force his shot onto the woodwork.
Camped inside their 18-yard box, it was not long before one of Madrid’s defenders grew frustrated.
Marcelo unleashed his emotions onto Maxi Gomes, gifting Soler another opportunity to convert from 12-yards.
If that was not enough to teach them, Ramos then produced his moment of madness which the referee checked on the monitor leaving him no choice but to give a third penalty.
Soler again, making no mistake and hammering in the nails for Madrid’s first defeat of the season.
To make matters worse for Zidane, their talisman Benzema was forced off with a suspected hamstring injury.