Sergio Ramos left the pitch for a few minutes during Real Madrid's 2-1 win at Eibar because "he s**t himself a little", according to coach Zinedine Zidane.
The Spain international had been partly at fault for Eibar equalising early in the second half through Ivan Ramis, with Madrid's defence guilty of producing a sloppy performance.
Típico apretón. / Nature calls.🤭— Sergio Ramos (@SergioRamos) March 10, 2018
Salir. Entrar. / Out & back in. 🏃🏻♂
Vuelta a la carga. / Reload. 🔋
Gol del equipo. / Team goal. ⚽️
Y vuelta a casa. / Back home. 🏠
¡Seguimos! / Let's keep it up.💪#HalaMadrid pic.twitter.com/2r67vxEZlq
Having already lost Raphael Varane to a head injury, Ramos headed off the pitch in the 73rd minute, causing confusion amongst media and spectators as Madrid had used all three substitutes.
After a few minutes, Ramos re-emerged from the bowels of the stadium and slotted back into Madrid's back four, as they ultimately went on to win 2-1 thanks to a pair of Cristiano Ronaldo goals - number two arriving six minutes from full-time.
And Zidane shed light on the situation in his post-match news conference, claiming Ramos needed to answer a call of nature.
"He s**t himself a little bit," Zidane said bluntly to reporters. "He went to the bathroom."