Cristiano Ronaldo handed 5 game ban

Cristiano Ronaldo handed 5 game ban

- Cristiano Ronaldo to miss Spanish Super Cup return leg at Santiago Bernabeu

- He was shown two yellow cards in a 3 - 1 win for Real Madrid at the Camp Nou

- Ronaldo will serve a five game ban; one for his red another four for shoving a referee

La Liga has handed Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo a five game ban for pushing a referee in the Spanish Super Cup first leg clash at the Camp Nou.

The footballer was sent off after seeing two yellow cards in the game against Barcelona; one for taking off his shirt for celebrating a goal and another for diving.

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Cristiano Ronaldo handed 5 game ban for shoving referee in El Clasico
Cristiano Ronaldo protesting his red card in the game. Photo: Squawka/Twitter

After close review of the 3 - 1 win for Los Blancos, La Liga handed Ronaldo a five game ban; one for his match red card and another four for pushing the referee.

Cristiano Ronaldo handed 5 game ban for shoving referee in El Clasico
Cristiano Ronaldo pushed the referee after he was shown his red car. Photo: Squawka/Twitter

The Portuguese will miss his side's second leg clash at the Santiago Bernabeu and the first four games of the upcoming La Liga season.

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Goals from Ronaldo, Marco Asensio and a Gerard Pique own goal gave Real Madrid a 3 - 1 win at Camp Nou despite an consolation from Lionel Messi.

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Source: Sports Brief News