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'It's not bad': Sergio Ramos craving more after netting 100th Real Madrid goal

Captain on the scoresheet as Real beat Inter Milan 3-2 in Champions League

Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos netted a landmark 100th goal for the Spanish champions in a thrilling Champions League win over Inter Milan.

Ramos, who has won 22 trophies including four Champions League titles with Real, headed in a Toni Kroos corner to put them 2-0 up before Inter levelled to force a dramatic climax to the game.

The game was sealed by a late winner by Brazilian substitute Rodrygo to give Real their first win in Group B after a shock 3-2 home defeat by Shakhtar Donetsk and a 2-2 draw at leaders Borussia Monchengladbach.

"It's not bad," Ramos, 34, said. "Individual records are secondary, but you like hitting them and as long as they keep on helping the side win, hopefully I can get a few more.

"It was a tough game, but we were able to get a good result in the end and secure three very important points.

"We knew it was a do-or-die game and when you are pegged back to a draw in a match you were winning, you need to push on. We'd let them off the hook a bit and in the Champions League you can't afford to do that."

Under pressure after a poor start to Real's Champions League campaign, coach Zinedine Zidane was relieved the winners of a record 13 titles in Europe's elite club competition were able to bounce back ahead of the reverse fixture in Milan on November 25.

"We suffered but we need to pat our boys on the back because they deserved to win," he said.

Published: November 4, 2020 10:12 AM

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