Real Madrid Star Christiano Ronaldo Earns Five-match Ban

Real Madrid star, Cristiano Ronaldo has been given a five-match ban by the Spanish football federation (RFEF) following his send off on Sunday.
The current World Player of the Year was on Monday slammed with the ban for pushing the referee after being sent-off in Real Madrid’s 3-1 Spanish Super Cup win over Barcelona on Sunday night.
The Portuguese striker received an automatic one-match ban for his dismissal, and an extra four games for his reaction as “a sign of his disapproval”, the RFEF said in a statement.
The Portugal forward stands to miss the second leg of the Super Cup, as well as La Liga fixtures with Deportivo La Coruna, Valenciaa, Levante and Real Sociedad.
It is however understood that Real Madrid plan to appeal the sanction and hope to at least reduce the ban to four games by having Ronaldo’s second caution wiped out.
Cristiano Ronaldo was handed a five-match ban on Monday for pushing a referee after being controversially sent-off in Real Madrid’s 3-1 Spanish Super Cup, first leg win at Barcelona on Sunday.
The red card made it the 10th in his career. Ronaldo packed plenty of action in a 24-minute appearance as a second-half substitute as he smashed into the top corner to give Madrid a 2-1 lead.
However, his decision to celebrate by removing his shirt to flex his muscles proved costly as he was booked and just two minutes later saw a second yellow card for diving in the referee’s eyes in an attempt to win a penalty.
He was subsequently sent off and to express his displeasure over the red card, he pushed the referee.

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