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Ramos topples Paul Scholes’ Champions League record

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SERGIO Ramos is now the most yellow carded player in Champions League history after Real Madrid’s 3-0 win over Roma.

Real cruised by Roma in their Champions League opener, with classy goals from Isco, Gareth Bale and Mariano.

But Ramos comes away from the game having set a new record in the competition after collecting his 36th yellow card in the Champions League.

The defender overtakes Manchester United’s Paul Scholes, whose record of 35 yellow cards had stood since the midfielder’s retirement in 2013.

Ramos’ style of defending has made him a hated figure in England, especially among Liverpool fans.

But the Spaniard’s methods have brought results with Real aiming for their fourth Champions League trophy in a row.

Real will care little about Ramos’ new record after another stand-out performance from their new-look side under new head coach, Julen Lopetegui.

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