Cristiano Ronaldo has been suspended for five games after he was sent off in Real Madrid’s 3-1 win against Barcelona in the Spanish Super Cup first leg on Sunday.
Ronaldo was sent off in the first leg, a 3-1 win over Barcelona, on Sunday night as he picked up a second yellow card for diving.
The Portuguese striker lost his cool by pushing referee Ricardo de Burgos Bengoetxea, who included the incident in his report. The referee wrote:
” Once the red card was shown, the player pushed me slightly in a sign of disagreement.”
According to Article 96 of the Spanish league’s rules and regulations says such behaviour should be punished with a ban of between four and 12 matches.
He was given a one-match ban for being shown two yellow cards at the Nou Camp, one for taking off his shirt to celebrate and another for a dive.
While four games were added for pushing the referee in the back after he had been sent off.
The former Manchester Uniter striker will now Wednesday’s second leg, Liga games against Deportivo La Coruna, Valencia, Levante and Real Sociedad.