Cristiano Ronaldo Handed Five-Match Ban

Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo has been handed a five-match ban after being sent off (and pushing the referee) in Real Madrid’s 3-1 win over Barcelona at Camp Nou on Sunday.

Ronaldo ended an eventful evening by receiving two bookings in quick succession, which earned him a red card.

The 31 year-old gets a one-match ban for the sending off, then a further four-match ban for shoving referee Ricardo De Burgos Bengoetxea before walking off the pitch.

“Suspended for ONE GAME – Cristiano Ronaldo – for receiving two yellow cards and subsequently being sent off; the first for taking his shirt off whilst celebrating a goal and the second for simulation, with an accompanying fines of €350 euros for the club and €800 for the player, based on aritcles 111.1.h), 124, 113.1 and 52 of the RFEF’s Disciplinary Code.

A four game ban has been given to the player – Cristiano Ronaldo – for breaking article 96 of the Disciplinary Code, with accompanying fines of €1400 for the club and €3005 for the player.”

Ronaldo and Real Madrid can appeal the decision within the next ten working days


Matches Cristiano Ronaldo will miss:

Barcelona – Spanish Super Cup (August 16)

Deportivo La Coruna – La Liga (August 20)

Valencia – La Liga (August 27)

Levante – La Liga (September 9)

Real Sociedad – La Liga (September 17)