Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos was forced to take a toilet break during the second half of Saturday’s 2-1 LaLiga win at Eibar.
With the score locked at 1-1 after Ivan Ramis cancelled out Cristiano Ronaldo’s first-half opener, the Spain international left the field in the 73rd minute.
At the time it was unknown what the reason for Ramos running off was but, with head coach Zinedine Zidane having already made three substitutions, the 31-year-old returned to the action five minutes later.
Ronaldo then netted the winner in the 84th minute to keep Real’s slim LaLiga title hopes alive.
And Zidane cleared up Ramos’ brief absence in his post-match press conference.
“He s*** himself a little bit,” the Frenchman was reported as saying by AS.
Zidane added on Real’s official website: “Ramos just went off to go to the toilet, then came back on and that’s all there is to it.”
Ramos addressed the situation in an Instagram post after the game, accompanying a picture of himself celebrating a goal with Ronaldo alongside the caption: “Nature calls. Out & back in. Reload. Team goal. Back home. Let’s keep it up. #HalaMadrid”