Dejan Lovren took a dig at Sergio Ramos on Instagram after Croatia 3-2 Spain


If you were watching England v USA on Wednesday night - or, rather, the Wayne Rooney tribute show - you missed out on a hugely-entertaining UEFA Nations League clash between Croatia and Spain in Zagreb.

In one of the most thrilling halves of football so far this season, Croatia sealed an impressive 3-2 victory to set up a mouth-watering League A Group 4 finale against England this weekend.

The 2018 World Cup finalists took the lead through Andrej Kramaric, only for Dani Ceballos to equalise moments later. Tin Jedvaj put Croatia 2-1 up with 20 minutes remaining, but Sergio Ramos’s 78th-minute penalty pulled Spain level for the second time.

There was one more twist before full-time, though, as Jedvaj scored his second goal of the evening at the death to send the home fans wild.

The victory was particularly sweet for Croatia defender Dejan Lovren who, it’s fair to say, isn’t exactly the biggest fan of Ramos.

Lovren recently raised eyebrows by claiming that Ramos is made to look better by his Real Madrid teammates and that the star centre-back’s mistakes tend to go unnoticed.

“If you look, Ramos has many more mistakes than me,” the Liverpool defender commented. “But he plays for Real Madrid, when you do a mistake you win 5-1 or 5-2, nobody cares.”


Ramos responded to those comments earlier this week by saying: “I've said it many times. I don't know if these things are said out of frustration or for other reasons.

"I'm not going to answer Lovren or whoever wants to win three front pages or start the news bulletin.

"Everyone wins things for himself on the pitch."


A fairly diplomatic response from Ramos, you have to say, although that didn’t stop Lovren from rubbing salt into the Madrid defender’s wounds after Wednesday’s match.

Buzzing after his team’s win, Lovren took to Instagram live and caused a stir with his comments.


Per a translation of the video on Reddit, Lovren is understood to say on the video: “I elbowed him good [Ramos]. A-ha. 3-2. Go ahead and talk buddy. Buddyyyy [talking about Ramos, making gesture]. They are a bunch of p***ies.

“Only this side is worth [covering Spain’s flag on the kit]. Now to beat England and walk out like a boss."

While Liverpool fans will obviously love Lovren’s dig - many of them will never forgive Ramos for his role in Mohamed Salah’s injury during last season’s Champions League final - it does seem rather unnecessary from the 29-year-old.

In a separate Instagram post, it looks like Lovren may have thrown some further shade at Ramos...

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