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Ronaldo fails in appeal to overturn five-game suspension for pushing referee

Date Posted,August 15, 2017

Cristiano Ronaldo has failed in an appeal to overturn his five-game suspension after pushing the referee in Real Madrid’s 3-1 win over Barcelona.

The Portuguese reacted angrily after being given a harsh second yellow for diving as a substitute in the Super Copa.

The Spanish authorities quickly slapped the reigning Ballon d’Or winner with an additional four-game ban for the physical altercation and a €3005 (£2727) fine.

Sport confirm that Ronaldo ‘s punishment stands, which is as follows:

Ronaldo was shown the red card after being accused of diving (Image: REUTERS)
  • One-game ban for red card (two yellows) vs Barcelona in Super Copa first leg
  • Four-game ban for pushing referee Ricardo de Burgos Bengoetxea
  • €3005 fine for physical confrontation with an official
  • €1400 fine to Real Madrid

Ronaldo will return for Real Madrid on September 19 against Real Betis.

Games suspended for

  • Barcelona home (Super Copa), August 16
  • Deportivo La Coruna away (La Liga), August 20
  • Valencia home (La Liga), August 27
  • Levante home (La Liga), September 9
  • Real Sociedad away (La Liga), September 16
Ronaldo was furious as he was sent off (Image: REUTERS)
Ronaldo trudged off following the incident (Image: REUTERS)

Referee Ricardo de Burgos Bengoetxea did not seem fazed by the incident but he did mention it in his report.

“Once the red card was shown, the player pushed me slightly in a sign of disagreement,” Bengoetxea wrote in his report.

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