Ronaldo banned for five games after Supercopa red

Date published: Monday 14th August 2017 2:45

Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo has been given a five-game ban following his red card in last night’s Supercopa first-leg victory over Barcelona, the Spanish football federation has announced.

Ronaldo, having already been cautioned for taking his shirt off after scoring in the 3-1 win at the Nou Camp, was shown a second yellow card in the 82nd minute for diving after going down under pressure from Barcelona defender Samuel Umtiti.

The Portugal international responded to his dismissal by shoving referee Ricardo de Burgos Bengoetxea in the back before making his way off the pitch.

The Spanish football federation (RFEF) has now handed the 32-year-old a five- ban – one for the double booking and another four for pushing the official.

Ronaldo was found guilty of ‘Violation of article 96 of the Disciplinary Code’, which relates to using “mild force” against the officials, including grabbing, pushing or shaking.

The offence carries a ban of up to 12 matches, with Ronaldo being handed the minimum punishment of four games.

Ronaldo has also been fined 3,805 euros (£3,459) for the two sanctions, with Real fined 1,750 euros (£1,590).

Real and Ronaldo have 10 business days to appeal against the ruling, the RFEF added.

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