Ronaldo handed five-game ban for red card and push on referee
August 14 2017 05:49 PM
Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo is shown a red card by referee Ricardo de Burgos Bengoetxea
Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo is shown a red card by referee Ricardo de Burgos Bengoetxea

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Cristiano Ronaldo has been given a five-game ban for being sent off and pushing a referee in the Spanish Super Cup final first leg, the Spanish Football Federation's competition committee said Monday.

Ronaldo was given four games for the shove on referee Ricardo De Burgos Bengoetxea and a further one match ban for being sent off in the game. He has 10 days to appeal.

The Real Madrid forward was a second half substitute in his team's 3-1 win over Barcelona at the Camp Nou.

He was booked for removing his shirt in celebration after scoring his team's second goal and later shown a second yellow card when the referee deemed he dived in the area under a challenge from Barcelona defender Samuel Umtiti.

He pushed the referee before he left the field, something that the official included in his match report.

Article 96 of Spanish football's disciplinary code recommends between four and 12 games for an assault on a match official.

Ronaldo has been given the most lenient sentence but ordered to pay 3,005 euros (3,545 dollars) for the push. Real Madrid have also been fined 1,400 euros for the incident.

If Ronaldo fails in an appeal, he will miss Wednesday's Super Cup second leg and Real Madrid's first four league games of the season against Deportivo, Valencia, Levante and Real Sociedad. 



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