Sergio Ramos has so far played in every single crucial match of Paris Saint-Germain’s ongoing season, but he is in danger of missing the second leg of its UEFA Champions League round of 16 tie against Bayern Munich.
Ramos featured in all six matches of PSG’s Champions League group stage schedule earlier this season, where he earned two yellow cards.
Article 52 of UEFA’s regulations for the Champions League competition states that a player will be handed a one-match suspension should he tally at least three yellow cards between the first matchday of the group stage and the second leg of the quarterfinal round.
If Ramos earns a yellow card on Tuesday, then he will be sidelined from next month’s return leg against Bayern Munich. This would also be the case for PSG midfielder Marco Verratti, who tallied four yellow cards in this season’s Champions League group stage.
Ramos has been a bit more careful on the pitch as of late; he has gone 14 straight matches in all competitions without being issued a yellow card.
Ramos is expected to be included in PSG’s starting 11 for the first leg of its Champions League round of 16 tie against the reigning Bundesliga champions.