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Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Cristiano Ronaldo Suspended From 5 Matches For Pushing Referee

Cristiano Ronaldo has been banned for five matches after pushing referee Ricardo De Burgos Bengoetxea during Real Madrid's 3-1 Spanish Super Cup first-leg win at Barcelona on Sunday.


Ronaldo's 24 minutes as a substitute at the Camp Nou saw him score a superb goal, pick up a booking for removing his shirt during the celebration, and then quickly receive a second yellow after De Burgos Bengoetxea ruled the Portugal captain had dived to try to win a penalty.


Ronaldo reacted to being sent off by pushing De Burgos Bengoetxea. The Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) banned Ronaldo for one match for drawing the red card, and the other four for pushing the official.


That was just one major talking point on a night which also saw Gerard Pique's own goal put Madrid ahead, Lionel Messi equalise with a controversial penalty won by Luis Suarez and Marco Asensio score a screamer to put his side fully in control ahead of Wednesday's second leg at the Santiago Bernabeu.


Ronaldo has also been fined €3,805 for his actions, with Madrid having to pay €1,750.


Ronaldo is set to miss the second leg of the Spanish Super Cup against Barcelona as well as Madrid's four opening La Liga games against Deportivo La Coruna, Valencia, Levante and Real Sociedad.


His next domestic appearance will come at home to Real Betis in La Liga in the midweek round of fixtures of Sept. 20, though he will be eligible to play in Real Madrid's Champions League group stage opener a week before and the Santiago Bernabeu Trophy friendly against Fiorentina on Aug. 23.


The RFEF says Madrid have 10 days to lodge an appeal with its appeals committee, while adding in its report that the club attempted to get the offence downgraded from a push to a minor "disregard" for the referee.

The RFEF's disciplinary code appears clear that the punishment for such behaviour, even if only "slightly violent," is an extra suspension of four to 12 games.


-Edited from ESPN

5 comments:

Cynthia Iyede said...

Eeyah, still fair though else such won't stop.

Chilaka Christian said...

Greatest footballer of all time

Alloy Chikezie said...

Warreva! He should have even pushed him well so he will fall to the ground.

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Krix said...

The referee was wrong not to award the penalty to Ronaldo, that was a clear push and moreover Ronaldo didn't dive.

Just Krix!

Lady j said...

Hmmmm...I see a conspiracy here...I believe is time for CR7 to leave LA liga..

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