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Sergio Ramos' brilliant reaction to Cristiano Ronaldo's Madrid derby substitution

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Heading into Saturday evening's derby between Atletico and Real Madrid there was plenty of talk about whether Zinedine Zidane's side could go to the Vicente Calderón Stadium and come away with a point, never mind all three.

One Cristiano Ronaldo hattrick later, however, and those doubts were cast aside as Los Blancos moved four points clear at the top of La Liga.

Real's win and clean sheet against their rivals was made all the more impressive by the fact it was achieved without Sergio Ramos who was an unused substitute as he recovers from injury. And a video has now emerged showing the veteran Spain might have been the most energetic sub of all-time during the heated contest.

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Whilst most of the cameras were on the action in the crunch La Liga fixture over the weekend, there was also one lens focussed firmly on the actions of Ramos in the Madrid dug out.

And, as brought to our attention by Spanish football show El Día Después, the centre-back didn't disappoint.

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From manhandling the expensive looking chairs to literally bouncing up and down with excitement and damaging the dug out itself at one point, Ramos really was kicking every ball as Real went in search of a crucial three points.

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However, the best bit of the 2:20-minute video seen below has to be Ramos' cheeky reaction when Ronaldo joins him on the bench after being substituted.

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As you might expect after he bagged a hattrick before the 80 minute mark, the Portuguese star wasn't exactly Mr. Popular when he was removed from the fray by Zidane in the 83rd minute.

And, with the boos reigning down on Ronaldo, Ramos appeared to mock Atleti's supporters with a hand gesture mimicking their complaints.

The whole things is worth a watch but skip to 1:35 in the video to see Ramos leaving Ronaldo with a smile on his face...

With three goals, a clean sheet and three points in the bag after a visit to their cross-city rivals, you can understand Ramos and Ronaldo being so happy with their efforts on Saturday.

Ramos, though, will be desperate to get back out onto the pitch alongside his teammates sooner rather than later.

The veteran defender will look to make his first appearance since recovering from injury when Madrid take on Sporting Lisbon in the Champions League tonight.

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