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Real Madrid Star Christiano Ronaldo Earns Five-match Ban

Syndicate Post image Real Madrid Star Christiano Ronaldo Earns Five-match Ban
Lamar Ellis | 16 August, 2017, 07:37

Moments later, the Real Madrid Star man dropped down in the Barcelona box and instead of getting a penalty awarded as he would have preferred, the Referee game him a second yellow card and consequently a Red.

Madrid appealed the suspension and the RFEF committee will respond on Wednesday morning, meaning Ronaldo could feature in the second leg on Wednesday at the Bernabeu.

At the game which ended 3-1 in favour of Real, Ronaldo came in as a substitute to score a lovely goal.

The Spanish Football Federation's rules state that any "slight violence" towards officials in the form of a "grab, push or shake" should be punished with a ban of between four and 12 matches.

"Anything can happen between now and August 31, but what I can say is that I am very happy with the players I have", said Zidane.

Except that Real's talisman reacted to the red card by pushing the referee in the back.

Barcelona won the Super Cup a year ago and head coach Ernesto Valverde says "nothing is impossible" as they look to overturn the first-leg deficit.

It would be recalled that this marks Ronaldo's 10th red card of his career and the two yellow cards on Sunday came within two minutes.

"I am annoyed. We are all annoyed and upset", the French coach told reporters.

"Ronaldo's sending-off annoys me because even if it is not a penalty, the card is harsh", Real Madrid Manager Zinedine Zidane said after the match.

The problem was, he celebrated his goal by taking off his shirt. For the shove, Ronaldo will be fined €3,005 and the club will be fined €1,400. If, as is probable Madrid's appeal fails, Ronaldo would miss matches against Deportivo La Coruña, Valencia, Levante and Real Sociedad.

"Nothing is impossible. We can look at our previous results, they make us see that we have possibilities".

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