The prodigal son is back: Sergio Ramos helps old love Sevilla to first league victory on return, Red Devil decides match

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Sevilla has scored its first three-pointer of the season. The Europa League winner had a difficult start to the competition, but was finally able to win on Sunday. The fans at the Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán saw how prodigal son Sergio Ramos (37) was immediately important on his return and how Red Devil Dodi Lukebakio (25) gave his new team victory.

For Sergio Ramos it was an evening to remember. The central defender did not sign a new contract with Paris Saint-Germain and opted for a return to old love Sevilla. Ramos rejected offers from Turkey and Saudi Arabia this summer and will not have regretted his choice yet. No less than eighteen years after his last appearance for the club, the Spanish record international celebrated his return and fiftieth game in the Sevilla shirt on Sunday evening against UD Las Palmas. Ramos was immediately invaluable because of this defensive action in his well-known style.

Ramos left his boyhood club Sevilla in 2005 to sign for Real Madrid. He played for sixteen years the Royal, where he grew into a true club legend. After a short stay in Paris, the central defender is ‘home’ again. Sevilla also starts the group stage of the Champions League against RC Lens on Wednesday. The club only finished twelfth in La Liga last season, but won the Europa League.

Ramos in action against Las Palmas. — © Getty Images

Decisive Red Devil

The head is off for Sevilla. The troops of coach José Luis Mendilibar won at home with the smallest difference against Las Palmas and the Spanish tactician could thank his Belgian winger for that. Lukebakio, who came from German relegation Hertha Berlin for ten million this summer, opened his account for Sevilla with the decisive goal in the 71st minute.

Lukebakio celebrates his first goal for Sevilla. — © Getty Images

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