New Red Card Record in La Liga

New Red Card Record in La LigaNew Red Card Record in La Liga

Only in one night two Spanish football players set new records one in La Liga and the other in Premier League.

Real Madrid’s Sergio Ramos set a new record for red cards in La Liga after receiving his marching orders for the 19th time in the 0-0 draw with Athletic Bilbao December 2.

The 31-year-old was shown a second yellow for leading with the elbow on Aritz Aduriz in the 86th minute at San Mames, Beinsport reported.

Ramos’ dismissal took him clear of former Barcelona and Sevilla defender Pablo Alfaro and Real Zaragoza legend Xavi Aguado.

The defender wore a face mask throughout Saturday’s match in what was his return from a broken nose suffered against rivals Atletico Madrid two weeks ago.

But the late sending off compounded a frustrating result for Zinedine Zidane’s players as they missed a chance to close to within six points of leaders Barcelona.

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David de Gea leveled a Premier League record by making 14 saves as Manchester United won 3-1 at Arsenal on December 2.

The Spain international was in inspirational form as a Jesse Lingard brace saw United narrow the gap to five points behind league leaders and rivals Manchester City ahead of next weekend’s derby at Old Trafford.

De Gea reacted superbly to stop Romelu Lukaku turning into his own goal in stoppage time at the end of the first half, but even more brilliance was to come after the intervals with a sensational double save.

United’s goalkeeper got down sharply to his right to keep out an Alexandre Lacazette snapshot and immediately leapt up and used his right boot to block the rebound from Alexis Sanchez, who could not believe he had failed to score.

The 14 saves made by de Gea equals the record jointly held by Tim Krul, set in a game for Newcastle United against Tottenham in November 2013, and Vito Mannone - who was playing for Sunderland against Chelsea in April 2014 - since Opta began collecting data in the 2003-04 Premier League season.

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