Cristiano Ronaldo suspended for five games


Cristiano Ronaldo has been suspended for five games after he was sent off in Real Madrid’s 3-1 against Barcelona in the Spanish Super Cup first leg on Sunday.

He was given one-match ban for being shown two yellow cards and a further four for pushing the referee in the back after he had been sent off.


The Portugal international will be able to play in the Champions League but will not return to domestic action until 20 September against Real Betis.


“Ronaldo’s sending-off annoys me because even if it is not a penalty, the card is harsh,” said Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane after the game. “We will see if we can do something”.


Ronaldo was only on the field for 24 minutes as he was introduced as a second-half substitute and fired into the top corner 10 minutes from time to give Madrid a 2-1 lead.


“Once shown the red card, said player (Ronaldo) pushed me lightly as a sign of his disapproval,” the referee Ricardo de Burgos Bengoetxea wrote in his post-match report.

The games Ronaldo wont be playing
1)Barcelona (h) – Spanish Super Cup – 16 August
2)Deportivo La Coruna (a) – La Liga – 20 August
3)Valencia (h) – La Liga – 27 August
4)Levante (h) – La Liga – 9 September
5)Real Sociedad (a) La Liga – 17 September