Cristiano Ronaldo handed 5-match ban for violating RFEF disciplinary code
Last night’s Spanish Super Cup 1st leg at Camp Nou was nothing less than a thriller. Starting from an unfortunate own goal from Gerard Pique and a controversial penalty given to Luis Suarez, which Messi converted and equalised the scoreline.
But the drama was on another level when Zidane brought in Cristiano Ronaldo. The Portuguese talisman was eager to step on the field and it was very evident when he helped Real Madrid regain the lead with a stunning long range goal.
The first yellow card he saw was for removing his shirt after scoring the stunning goal. The 32-year old went on to mimic Messi’s iconic jersey holding celebration in Santiago Bernabeu from April.
But the drama did not end there, he saw his 2nd yellow card when he was under pressure from Samuel Umtiti and the Portugal captain was booked for diving by match official Ricardo De Burgos Bengoetxea.
Ronaldo was obviously not happy with the decision and getting frustrated the Portuguese talisman pushed the match official in complete disagreement.
Ronaldo’s reaction of pushing the match official has landed him a five match ban by the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF). One match ban for receiving 2 yellow cards and other four for violating the RFEF disciplinary code.
So now as things turn out Ronaldo will miss the return leg of the Super Cup clash in Santiago Bernabeu on Wednesday.
He is also set to miss La Liga fixtures against Deportivo La Coruna, Valencia, Levante and Real Sociedad.