Ronaldo banned for five matches after Clasico heroics

 

Ronaldo banned for five matches after Clasico heroics
Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo (right) reacts after referee Ricardo de Burgos shows a second yellow card (AP)

Barcelona - Real Madrid star punished after shoving a referee following his red card

By AP

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Published: Mon 14 Aug 2017, 8:33 PM

Last updated: Tue 15 Aug 2017, 1:37 PM

Cristiano Ronaldo has been banned for five games after shoving a referee following his red card during Real Madrid's 3-1 victory over Barcelona in the Spanish Super Cup on Sunday.
The Spanish football federation said on Monday that Ronaldo has been suspended for one game for the red card and four games for pushing referee Ricardo de Burgos Bengoetxea in the back.
Ronaldo will miss Wednesday's return leg of the Spanish Super Cup in Madrid plus the first four matches of the Spanish league season.
Ronaldo made a big impact in his truncated appearance at Camp Nou on Sunday, scoring a goal before being sent off in Real Madrid's 3-1 win over Barcelona.
Ronaldo went on in the 58th minute and scored with a beautiful strike to make it 2-1 in the 80th, earning a yellow card for taking off his shirt to flex his muscles at Barcelona's faithful.
But that defiant pose turned into a petulant pout two minutes later when Ronaldo was booked again for diving in the area following contact with Barcelona defender Samuel Umtiti.
 
 


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