Cristiano Ronaldo banned for five games

Five-match ban has been slapped on Cristiano Ronaldo after he shoved the centre referee in Madrid’s 1-3 win at Barcelona.

Cristiano Ronaldo came off the bench to score a stunner and was shown the yellow card for taking off his shirt, before the referee gave him the matching off orders for a second bookable offence for diving.

Ronaldo lost his cool and shove the referee, while agitating the knight of whistle made the wrong call.

Referee Bengoetxea included the altercation in his post-game match report, writing: "Player: Cristiano Ronaldo Dos Santos Aveiro. Once the red card was shown, the player pushed me slightly in a sign of disagreement."

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A decision wasn't expected until Wednesday however the competition's judiciary committee has decided to hand Ronaldo a one match ban for his red-card on Sunday whilst a further four match suspension has been placed on top of that.This is of course due to Ronaldo's shove on referee Ricardo de Burgos Bengoetxea after he was shown a second yellow-card.


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